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 December 5

2022 December 5


  CHANGE OF ADDRESS:   Contributions (photographs or observations) to
Invertebrate Alert should now be sent to   and no longer to


Jeremy Tatum writes:   Apologies to contributors for
making this necessary change; if you have recently sent a contribution in the
last few days to the old address, it will probably be OK, and there is no need
to re-send it, but the old address will become invalid in the very near
future.  A number of details (way beyond my computer expertise) had to be attended to in order to make the change, and I would like to thank the staff at the UVic Help Desk and the VNHS Webmaster Adam Taylor for their help in making the change.


   Jochen Möhr sends a photograph of a Winter Moth from Metchosin.


image.pngWinter Moth Operophtera brumata (Lep.:Geometridae)
Jochen Möhr