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.

May 12 morning

2019 May 12 morning

 

   Peter Boon writes:  Yesterday at Cross Road in Nanoose there were 2 Western Tailed Blues, 5 Western Spring Azures, 1 Pale Tiger Swallowtail. At the powerline at the end of Sundew Place (Bonnel Creek Falls trail) were 2-3  Two-banded Grizzled Skippers, 2 Mylitta Crescents, 3 Sara Orangetips, 1 Cabbage White, 2 Pale Tiger Swallowtails and 5 Western Spring Azures.

Sara Orangetip Anthocharis sara (Lep.: Pieridae)  Peter Boon

Western Tailed Blue Everes amyntula (Lep.: Lycaenidae)  Peter Boon

 

   Jeremy Tatum writes:  Here is an Autographa ampla.  Caterpillar shown on April 15.  Apologies for the unaesthetically-appealing background, but that is where the moth posed!   It is now flying in the Blenkinsop Valley.


Autographa ampla (Lep.: Noctuidae – Plusiinae)

 Jeremy Tatum


Autographa ampla (Lep.: Noctuidae – Plusiinae)

 Jeremy Tatum