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 September 21 morning

2022 September 21 morning

   Aziza Cooper writes:  On September 20, one fresh Red Admiral and one Pine White were at Aylard Farm in East Sooke Park. The Red Admiral landed on my pant leg. 

Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta (Lep.: Nymphalidae)  Aziza Cooper

 

Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta (Lep.: Nymphalidae)  Aziza Cooper

   Mike Yip sends a photograph of a pair of damselflies from Nanoose.

Tule Bluet Enallagma carunculatum (Lep.: Coenagrionidae)  Mike Yip

   Marie O’Shaughnessy photographed this Yellow Woolly Bear at McIntyre reservoir yesterday afternoon.

Yellow Woolly Bear Spilosoma virginica (Lep.: Erebidae – Arctiinae) 

Marie O’Shaughnessy