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.

June 10

2019 June 10


   Jeremy Tatum sends photographs of two moths that ecloded today.


Herpetogramma thestealis (Lep.: Crambidae) Jeremy Tatum


Common Emerald Hemithea aestivaria (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jeremy Tatum


  I saw a Painted Lady at Royal Roads University yesterday, and another four on top of Mount Tolmie at 6:30 pm.