2022 May 9
Jeff Gaskin writes: Just a couple of butterflies of note seen in the last two days. First of all a Western Spring Azure seen on the Royal Roads University grounds. It was seen while on the VNHS birding trip there. Today, May 9, a Mourning Cloak was in the south east corner of Panama Flats which was also where it was, the same spot, a few days ago when Geoffrey Newell saw it
Val George writes: On May 8, I saw my first Red Admiral of the season. It was on the reservoir at Mount Tolmie. And for viewers of this site who may not have seen the short write-up I did for the most recent issue of the VNHS Newsletter, this past winter I put together a website called Vancouver Island Butterflies – a Photographic Guide. It can be found most easily by going to vancouverislandbutterflies.com. [See also the April 30 entry on this site – Jeremy Tatum.]
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta (Lep.: Nymphalidae) Val George
Rosemary Jorna writes: A micro moth and a small fly from the Galloping Goose yesterday between Charters and Tod Creek trestles. Jeremy Tatum writes: The moth is Adela trigrapha, but I’m afraid I don’t even know the Family of the fly! If any viewer can help, please do so!
Adela trigrapha (Lep.: Adelidae) Rosemary Jorna
Unknown dipteran Rosemary Jorna