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.

January 14

2019 January 14


   Jeremy Tatum writes:  Sonia Voicescu, who has contributed a number of observations and photographs to this site, has carried out an excellent study of the  Ringlet Coenonympha tullia at Rithet’s Bog.  I am going to test my primitive computer skills to the limit by attempting to attach her Report and its Appendix to this Invert Alert posting.  I don’t guarantee it will work.  Several regular contributors to this site sent Sonia some butterfly photographs from Rithet’s Bog.  You will find these photographs in the Appendix.

   So far I haven’t had any response to my January 6 appeal for someone to send local butterfly observations to eButterfly.