2023 March 15
Butterfly! Ron Flower reports a Mourning Cloak along the Pike Lake power line today. This is the second butterfly of the year reported to Invert Alert. The first was on February 21 – also a Mourning Cloak.
Here are an earthworm and a snout mite photographed yesterday by Ian Cooper:
Common Earthworm Lumbricus terrestris (Hap.: Lumbricidae) Ian Cooper
Snout mite (Acari: Bdellidae) Ian Cooper
And another collection of invertebrates photographed last night by Ian Cooper in *Colquitz
River Park or along the #Galloping Goose Trail in View Royal.
#Snout mite (Acari: Bdellidae) Ian Cooper
#Snout mite (Acari: Bdellidae) with prey. Ian Cooper
*Common RoughWoodlouse – Porcellio scaber (Isopoda: Porcellionidae)
*Male (left) and female (right) linyphiid spiders (Ara.; Linyphiidae)
*Springtail Orchesella cincta (Coll.: Orchesellidae) Ian Cooper
#Globose springtail, possibly Ptenothrix sp. (Coll.: Dicyrtomidae) Ian Cooper
Soil Centipede – Order Geophilomorpha Ian Cooper
Barklouse Ectopsocus californicus (Psocodea: Ectopsocidae)