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.

September 14

2020 September 14

 

   Jochen Möhr’s  moths from Metchosin yesterday morning:

 

2 Agriphila straminella

1 Eupithecia sp.

1 Dryotype opina

1 Dysstroma citrata
2 Drepanulatrix sp.

3 Euxoa sp.

1 Feltia jaculifera

2 Fishia illocata

1 Lacinipolia strigicollis

1 Lithomoia germana

1 Mesogona olivata or subcuprea

2 Neoalcis californiaria

5 Nepytia phantasmaria

1 Noctua pronuba

1 Oligia divesta

3 Pleromelloida cinerea

1 Tetracis pallulata

4 Xanthorhoe defensaria

1 Xestia finatimis/ infimatis complex

 

Jochen Möhr’s  moths from Metchosin this morning:

 

1 Agriphila straminella

2 Eupithecia sp.
2 Drepanulatrix sp.

1 Fishia illocata

1 Lithomoia germana

1 Mesogona olivata or subcuprea

5 Neoalcis californiaria

3 Nepytia phantasmaria

1 Noctua pronuba

1 Oligia divesta

2 Plemyria georgii

3 Pleromelloida cinerea

1 Udea profundalis

2 Xanthorhoe defensaria

4 Xestia finatimis infimatis complex

 


Dysstroma citrata (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr


Euxoa difformis (Lep.: Noctuidae)  Jochen Möhr


Fishea illocata (Lep.: Noctuidae)  Jochen Möhr


Lacinipolia pensilis (Lep.: Noctuidae)  Jochen Möhr


Mesogona olivata/subcuprea (Lep.: Noctuidae)  Jochen Möhr


Tetracis pallulata (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr

  Ian Cooper sends a few photographs from the Galloping Goose trail last week:

 


Araneus diadematus (Ara.: Araneidae)  Ian Cooper


Udea profundalis (Lep.: Crambidae)  Ian Cooper


Pennisetia marginata (Lep.: Sesiidae)  Ian Cooper

Grey Hairstreak Strymon melinus (Lep.: Lycaenidae)  Ian Cooper

(Galloping Goose, near Seaton Street, September 7)

Sweat bee (Hym.:  Halictidae)  Ian Cooper


Tibellus oblongus (Ara.: Philodromidae)  Ian Cooper

(Thanks to Dr Robb Bennett for the identification)