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 30 morning

2022 June 30 morning

    Mike Yip writes from Nanoose:   I had an unexpected visitor on Sunday,  a Hoary Comma,  that was a long way from home.  It was the 21st  butterfly for my yard list.

 

Hoary Comma Polygonia gracilis (Lep.: Nymphalidae)  Mike Yip

Hoary Comma Polygonia gracilis (Lep.: Nymphalidae)  Mike Yip

Four-spotted Skimmer Libellula quadrimaculata (Odo.: Libellulidae)  Mike Yip

Eight-spotted Skimmer Libellula forensis (Odo.: Libellulidae)  Mike Yip

Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia (Odo.: Libellulidae)  Mike Yip