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.

March 21

2015 March 21


   Jeremy Tatum sends a photo of another pug, from his Saanich apartment this morning.  He writes:  I consulted Jeremy Gatten on this one, and we both think that it might be Eupithecia annulata, though I don’t think either of us would want to wager his life-savings on it.


Probably Eupithecia annulata (Lep.: Geometridae)   Jeremy Tatum




   Bill Katz writes:  Herald of Spring.  This Scoliopteryx libatrix made an appearance at Mattick’s Farm on the first day of Spring.

Herald Moth Scoliopteryx libatrix (Lep.: Erebidae – Scoliopteryginae)

Bill Katz