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 17 morning

2019 April 17 morning


   Jochen Möhr sends photographs of two moths from his property in Metchosin, April 17.

Drepanulatrix monicaria (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr


Melanolophia imitata (Lep.: Geometridae) Jochen Möhr


    Rosemary Jorna sends a photograph of a moth from her garden in the Kemp Lake area, April 16.


Lithophane petulca (Lep.: Noctuidae)  Rosemary Jorna



    Jeremy Tatum writes:  Every so often (too often!) I make mistakes of one sort or another in these notes.  Even if it is something that may seem as trivial as a small spelling mistake, if any viewer spots one, please, please do let me know!   I shan’t be in the least offended – on the contrary I shall be very happy.  It’s easy for me to correct it.