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 17

2019 January 17


   Les Petersen sends a photograph of an unhappy third instar caterpillar of a Large Yellow Underwing Moth Noctua pronuba, seen on January 12 at Cedar Hill Golf Course.

Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba (Lep.: Noctuidae)

Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum (Pas.: Parulidae)

Les Petersen