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 24

2020 March 24


   Jochen Möhr’s moths from Metchosin this morning:


1 Egira curialis

2 Eupithecia sp. (annulata?)

1 E. ravocostaliata/nevadata

3 Hydriomena manzanita

3 Orthosia hibisci (pictures of two of them attached)

4 Venusia obsoleta /pearsalli


Egira curialis (Lep.: Noctuidae)  Jochen Möhr


Orthosia hibisci (Lep.: Noctuidae) Jochen Möhr



Orthosia hibisci (Lep.: Noctuidae) Jochen Möhr


   Jeremy Tatum writes: Yesterday, March 23, I found a rather unusually coloured and marked moth pupa at Munn Road.  I’ll be very interested to know what the moth is when it emerges –  I don’t think it’s any moth that I’m familiar with.


Moth pupa   Jeremy Tatum


Moth pupa   Jeremy Tatum