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.

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

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Orthosia hibisci (Lep.: Noctuidae)  Jochen Möhr


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


Egira simplex (Lep.: Noctuidae)  Jochen Möhr