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 evening

2019 April 9 evening


   Val George writes: I saw my first Western Spring Azures of the season this morning, April 9, whilst out with the Tuesday birding group:  Two near the nature house at Swan Lake.



   More of Jochen Möhr’s recent haul from Metchosin.

Behrensia conchiformis (Lep.: Noctuidae)  Jochen Möhr

Cladara limitaria (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr

Hydriomena sp.: (Lep.:  Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr

Egira perlubens (Lep.: Noctuidae) Jochen Möhr

Venusia obsoleta/pearsalli (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr

Spodolepis danbyi (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr