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.

December 2

2018 December 2


   Jeremy Tatum writes:   I visited the Nature House at Goldstream Park today.  There were lots of winter Moths there.  As far as I could tell, they were mostly European Operophtera brumata, or else “dunnos”. I am pretty sure, however, that the one shown below is the native Bruce’s Winter Moth Operophtera bruceata.


Operophtera bruceata (Lep.: Geometridae)   Jeremy Tatum