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.

November 18

2020 November 18

 

   Jochen Möhr’s moths from Metchosin this morning:

 

4 Epirrita autumnata

3 Erannis defoliaria/vancouverensis

5 Operophtera brumata

 


Epirrita autumnata (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr


Erannis vancouverensis/defoliaria (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr


Erannis vancouverensis/defoliaria (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr

   A variety of creatures from Colquitz River Park, November 17, by Ian Cooper:

 

Winter Moths in cop. Operophtera brumata (Lep.: Geometridae)  Ian Cooper

Female Winter Moth Operophtera brumata (Lep.: Geometridae)  Ian Cooper

Probably Lauria cylindracea (Pul.: Lauriidae) Ian Cooper

   Ian writes:  Perhaps 3 mm. Saw dozens of these tiny snails (above) on the rocks along the path. Also took photos of some on moss.

 

Dark-bodied Glass Snail Oxychilus draparnaudi (Pul.: Daubebariidae ) Ian Cooper

 

Male Common Earwig  Forficula auricularia (Derm.: Forficulidae)  Ian Cooper

Harvestman, probably Paroligolophus agrestis (Opi.: Phalangiidae)  Ian Cooper