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.

March 17

2019 March 17

 

    Butterfly!  Jochen Möhr writes:  I just wanted to report the first sighting of a Cabbage White in Metchosin (William Head Road/Lombard Road area) on Friday afternoon, March 15.  

 

But then I came across these news items, which might interest you and your readers as well:

 

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/3/13/1841876/-Enormous-Painted-Lady-Migration-in-California

 

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/3/13/1841876/-Enormous-Painted-Lady-Migration-in-California?detail=emaildkcs

 

I find particularly the video, the second one, impressive.  

 

 

  Jeremy Tatum writes:  I couldn’t find a butterfly today, so I was reduced to photographing a pair of kelp flies on Mount Douglas Beach instead.

 

Kelp flies (Dip.: Coelopidae)  Jeremy Tatum