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 October 17

2021 October 17

    Jochen Möhr writes yesterday from Metchosin:  Well, after more than three weeks of absence – since September 23 – and after I had practically given up on checking around the black light, this afternoon  I finally discovered two moths at the ceiling:  Synaxis jubararia and Epirrita autumnataAnd this morning, two Epirrita autumnata and one Noctua pronuba.


October Thorn Tetracis jubararia (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr

Autumnal Moth Epirrita autumnata (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr

   Jeremy Tatum  shows a photograph of a Large Yellow Underwing caterpillar.

Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba (Lep.: Noctuidae) Jeremy Tatum