This blog provides an informal forum for terrestrial invertebrate watchers to post recent sightings of interesting observations in the southern Vancouver Island region. Please send your sightings by email to Jeremy Tatum ( Be sure to include your name, phone number, the species name (common or scientific) of the invertebrate you saw, location, date, and number of individuals. If you have a photograph you are willing to share, please send it along. Click on the title above for an index of past sightings.The index is updated most days.

March 21 morning

2020 March 21 morning


   Jochen Möhr’s haul from Metchosin this morning:


1 Enchoria lacteata (There were many, but only one I got a picture of.  No pictures yet of Epirrhoe plebeculata, even though they are even more abundant than Enchoria lacteata.

4 Eupithecia spp.

1 Eupithecia ravcostaliata/nevadata

1 Feralia deceptiva

7 Hydriomena manzanita

2 Orthosia hibisci

3 Venusia obsoleta/pearsalli


Feralia deceptiva (Lep.: Noctuidae)  Jochen Möhr


Orthosia hibisci (Lep.: Noctuidae)  Jochen Möhr


Enchoria lacteata (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr