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.

May 14

2019 May 14

Jochen Möhr’s moths in Metchosin this morning.  As ever, thanks to Libby Avis for her huge help in identifying moths.

Eupithecia sp. 5
Egira crucialis 1
Melanolophia imitata 1
Perizoma curvilinea 2
Phyllodesma americana 2
Tyria jacobaeae 2
Venusia obsoleta 6

Hydriomena marinata                                                       1


Hydriomena marinata (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr