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.

2022 June 20

2022 June 20

    Jeremy Tatum sends photographs of Hyphantria cunea from the Martindale Valley, and Noctua pronuba from Grant Street, Victoria.  Hyphantria cunea is the adult form of the “Fall Webworm”.  Noctua pronuba is the abundant and ubiquitous introduced European Large Yellow Underwing.


Hyphantria cunea (Lep.: Erebidae – Arctiinae)  Jeremy Tatum


Noctua pronuba (Lep.: Noctuidae)  Jeremy Tatum

   Jeremy Tatum reports that there were a Painted Lady and a Red Admiral on the Mount Tolmie reservoir at 6:00 p.m. this evening.  Both were rather worn, yet I believe the Red Admiral was not the same individual that has been reported there on and off since May 8