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 20

2020 November 20

 

   Jochen Möhr’s moths from Metchosin this morning:

 

2 Epirrita autumnata

2 Erannis defoliaria/vancouverensis

4 Operophtera brumata

 


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

     Ian Cooper’s photographs of tiny snails from Colquitz River Park.   We think they are probably Lauria cylindracea, but we can’t be absolutely certain.

 

Probably Lauria cylindracea (Pul.: Lauriidae) Ian Cooper

Probably Lauria cylindracea (Pul.: Lauriidae) Ian Cooper

Probably Lauria cylindracea (Pul.: Lauriidae) Ian Cooper

Probably Lauria cylindracea (Pul.: Lauriidae) Ian Cooper

Probably Lauria cylindracea: (Pul.: Lauriidae) Ian Cooper