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.

July 31 morning

2020 July 31 morning


   Gordon Hart’s moths from Highlands this morning:



Perizoma curvilinea (Lep.: Geometridae)  Gordon Hart


Xanthorhoe defensaria (Lep.: Geometridae)  Gordon Hart


Hesperumia sulphuraria (Lep.: Geometridae)  Gordon Hart


Autographa californica (Lep.: Noctuidae)  Gordon Hart


Phlogophora periculosa (Lep.: Noctuidae)  Gordon Hart


Sicya crocearia (Lep.: Geometridae)  Gordon Hart