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 December 28

2021 December 28

    Carl Hughes reports a female Cabbage White from his house in Royal Oak on Christmas Day.  This reminds us that there were Cabbage Whites reported from Kemp Lake and from Highlands last winter (in January and March of this year).  All three records were, unsurprisingly, indoor sightings.  Cabbage Whites normally spend the winter in the pupal state, and the survival prospects of adults emerging in winter are not good.

  We presume this will be the last butterfly record of the year!

Female Cabbage White Pieris rapae (Lep.: Pieridae)  Carl Hughes