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.

June 26

2020 June 26


   Jochen Möhr reports only one moth – the geometrid Protitame subalbaria – from Metchosin this morning.


   Jeremy Tatum writes:  Here is the young Red Admiral caterpillar that I reported in yesterday’s posting:


Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta (Lep.: Nymphalidae) Jeremy Tatum


   The little moth below was reared from a caterpillar feeding on Sambucus at King’s Pond, Saanich.  The moth emerged on June 20.


Pandemis limitata (Lep.: Tortricidae)  Jeremy Tatum