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.

2021 September 10

2021 September 10

    Ron Flower writes:  Yesterday September 9 we went to Island View Beach last parking lot to the field behind where we found 10 or 12 Woodland Skippers. All were in the blue asters.

    Aziza Cooper writes:  On the evening of September 9, a moth came to the garage light at my place near Quadra and Cook. Very elegant scalloped edges!


American Tissue Moth Triphosa haesitata  (Lep.: Geometridae)  Aziza Cooper

  Moths from Jochen Möhr’s Metchosin home this morning:

Large Yellow  Underwing Noctua pronuba (Lep.: Noctuidae)   Jochen Möhr


Neoalcis californiaria (Lep.: Geometridae)   Jochen Möhr