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 (jtatum@uvic.ca). 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 29 afternoon

2020 June 29 afternoon

 

   Jeremy Tatum sends a photograph of a Red Admiral caterpillar:

 

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

 

   Question:  Is a slime mould an invertebrate in the sense used in this site, and hence is a photograph of one eligible for inclusion?  A good lawyer could argue either way  (they are not plants, they are not fungi, they don’t have a backbone), but in any case I think viewers will agree that Mr E’s photographs of one are too interesting to waste away unseen by anyone.

 

Wolf’s Milk Slime Lycogala epidendrum (Liceales: Tubiferaceae)  Mr E

 

 

Wolf’s Milk Slime Lycogala epidendrum (Liceales: Tubiferaceae)  Mr E

 

 

Wolf’s Milk Slime Lycogala epidendrum (Liceales: Tubiferaceae)  Mr E