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.

2022 June 19

2022 June 19

    Rosemary Jorna photographed a sweat bee in the Kemp Lake area, June 18.  Thanks to Lincoln Best who identified it as Halictus (probably confusus).

 

Halictus (probably confusus)  (Hym.: Halictidae)   Rosemary Jorna

 

Halictus (probably confusus)  (Hym.: Halictidae)   Rosemary Jorna

 

Halictus (probably confusus)  (Hym.: Halictidae)   Rosemary Jorna

 

    Jeremy Tatum writes:  At last – three rather worn Painted Ladies near the Jeffery Pine on the top of Mount Tolmie, and a fourth one next to the reservoir.  Alas, one of them settled on the road next to the Jeffery Pine and was run over and killed by a car.  A Red Admiral was on the reservoir at 5:20 pm – quite likely the same individual that Val George photographed on May 8 (see May 9 entry).