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.

July 5

2016 July 5


   The prepupal Lorquin’s Admiral caterpillar shown in Aziza’s photograph on the July 3 posting has now pupated.  Here is the chrysalis.


Lorquin’s Admiral Limenitis lorquini  (Lep.: Nymphalidae)

Jeremy Tatum