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.

2922 May 14 morning

2022 May 14 morning

    On May 10 Aziza Cooper photographed two Western Spring Azures along the Lochside Trail near Blenkinsop Lake.


Female Western Spring Azure Celastrina echo (Lep.: Lycaenidae)  Aziza Cooper

Female Western Spring Azure Celastrina echo (Lep.: Lycaenidae)  with damselfly

 Aziza Cooper


Jochen Möhr photographed these moths at his Metchosin home:


Xanthorhoe defensaria (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr

Eupithecia ravocostaliata/nevadata (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr

Eupithecia rotundopuncta (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr)