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.

February 25

2015 February 25


   Bill Katz reports an American Tissue Moth Triphosa haesitata in his Summit Hill garage on February 23.


   Gordon Hart writes:  While I have been back at work, my wife , Anne-Marie, has been spotting butterflies in our yard. First was a Satyr Comma on Feb 17 and on Feb 23 what appears to be a Green Comma , P. faunus

Green Comma Polygonia faunus (Lep.: Nymphalidae) Anne-Marie Hart


   Jeremy Tatum reports that he saw a European Paper Wasp Polistes dominula

at Blenkinsop Lake on February 24.