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.

April 2

2019 April 2 morning


   Gordon Hart sends a photograph of Enchoria lacteata  from his Highlands garden, April 1.

Enchoria lacteata  (Lep.: Geometridae)  Gordon Hart


   Val George writes: This Satyr Anglewing (Comma) was near the Nature House at Swan Lake (48.464866/-123.374436) yesterday afternoon, April 1.  Also, a pristine Mourning Cloak flew past me at the same location.

  Jeremy Tatum writes:  The last two years were poor for both of these species.  Are going to have a come-back this year?

Satyr Comma Polygonia satyrus (Lep.: Nymphalidae)  Val George

Satyr Comma Polygonia satyrus (Lep.: Nymphalidae)  Val George