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 29

2022 June 29

    Jeremy Tatum writes:  This moth flew into my Saanich apartment (right opposite that Bank of Montreal!) this morning, and it perched on my leg.  It is rather worn but still just recognizable, I think, as Apamea amputatrix:


Apamea amputatrix (Lep.: Noctuidae)   Jeremy Tatum

   By contrast, the next moth is pristine fresh, just out of its pupa.  It is the third and last of the three Coryphista meadii that I managed to rear successfully from eggs this year.

Coryphista meadii (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jeremy Tatum