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 (jtatum@uvic.ca). 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.

February 22

2019 February 22

 

   Libby Avis writes:  Well, it’s been a long time without anything to report; however, yesterday (February 21st) we were at the Englishman River estuary and came across a mass of Lophocampa argentata caterpillars on Douglas Fir. Still snow on the ground, but they were pretty active.

Silver-spotted Tiger Moth Lophocampa argentata (Lep.: Erebidae – Arctiinae)

Libby Avis

Silver-spotted Tiger Moth Lophocampa argentata (Lep.: Erebidae – Arctiinae) Libby Avis

 

   Jeremy Tatum writes:  I have not been so lucky.  As this wintry weather continues, I am still having to

scour the indoors looking for commensals.  Here is today’s haul – a web-spinning clothes moth:

 


Tineola bisselliella (Lep.: Tineidae)  Jeremy Tatum