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.

2023 March 20

2023 March 20


Spring started at 2:24 pm PDT


Gordon Hart photographed this fly in the Highlands on March 18.   Thanks to Dr Jeff Skevington for identifying it as Brachypalpus sp.




Brachypalpus sp. (Dip.: Syrphidae)   Gordon Hart

   Jeff Gaskin tells us that Lynda Dowling saw a Satyr Comma at her herb farm on Happy Valley Road, March 18.