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 September 22

2022 September 22

    The Declination of the Sun was 0 degrees at 3h 06h 04m pm PDT today.  Farewell to Summer.  Welcome to Fall.

 Jeff Gaskin writes:

  Today, Sept. 22, I found a Lorquin’s Admiral in very fresh condition along Markham Road south of Quick’s Bottom or just near the very broad pathway to Layritz Park. It was being very territorial so you may if you want to see it go there.

  Also, I found a Striped Meadowhawk at the Horticultural Centre, but nothing much there by way of butterflies except five Cabbage Whites. Then, as I was walking down Wilkinson Road north of Lindsay Street, I found a dead Striped Meadowhawk still in good condition. Pretty good find I thought considering I’ve never seen Striped Meadowhawks before.