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.

2021 September 12

2021 September 12

    Jochen Möhr reports three Neoalcis californiaria  and one Lithophane petulca at his Metchosin home this morning.

 

Lithophane petulca (Lep.: Noctuidae)  Jochen Möhr

Neoalcis californiaria (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr

 

Sharon Godkin took some interesting insect photographs at Rocky Point on September 10:

 

White-faced Hornet Dolichovespula maculata (Hym.: Vespidae)  Sharon Godkin

White-faced Hornet Dolichovespula maculata (Hym.: Vespidae)  Sharon Godkin

Praying Mantis Mantis religiosa (Mantodea:  Mantidae)  Sharon Godkin

Praying Mantis Mantis religiosa (Mantodea:  Mantidae)  Sharon Godkin