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 12 afternoon

2019 April 12 afternoon


   Jochen Möhr had a poor haul last night – “only” (!) 24 moths.   Here are some of them.

Melanolophia imitata (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr

Hydriomena sp. (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr

Eupithecia (probably annulata) (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr

Hydriomena manzanita (Lep.: Geometridae)

Jochen Möhr

Drepanulatrix monicaria (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr


Orthosia hibisci (Lep.: Noctuidae)  Jochen Möhr

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

Egira simplex (Lep.: Noctuidae)  Jochen Möhr