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 9 morning

2019 April 9 morning


   Jochen Möhr reports that if he leaves his UV light on all night, he often gets 50 or 60 moths in the morning.  We’ll post them here a few at a time!   Thanks to Libby Avis for help with the identifications.

Anticlea vasiliata (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochn Möhr

Anticlea vasiliata (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr

Hypena decorata (Lep.: Erebidae – Hypeninae) Jochen Möhr

   Libby remarks that the two white dots near the apex of the forewings are characteristic of the male of this species.

Cladara limitaria (Lep.: Geometridae) Jochen Möhr



Melanolophia imitata (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr


Perizoma curvilinea  (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr