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.

July 3

2019 July 3

 

   Here’s another moth from Jochen Möhr in Metchosin, July 2:

 

Probably Zale duplicata (Lep.: Erebidae – Erebinae)  Jochen Möhr

 

 

   and lots more today, July 3:

2 Biston betularia in cop.

1 Eulithis xylina

1 Hesperumia latipennis

1 Homothodes hanhami

2 Iridopsis emasculatum

1 Lacinipolia cuneata

2 Lacinipolia strigicollis

1 Oligocentria semirufescens (under the wing of S. cerisyi)

4 Nadata gibbosa

1 Panthea virginarius

1 Cabera erythemaria

1 Smerinthus ophthalmica or cerisyi  (same individual as yesterday and the day before.  It has not budged.)

 


Eulithis xylina (Lep. Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr


Hesperumia latipennis (Lep.: Geometridae) Jochen Möhr


Homorthodes hanhami (Lep.: Noctuidae) Jochen Möhr


Iridopsis emasculatum (Lep.: Geometridae) Jochen Möhr


Iridopsis emasculatum (Lep.: Geometridae) Jochen Möhr


Oligocentria semirufescens (Lep.: Notodontidae)

Jochen Möhr


Lacinipolia cuneata (Lep.: Noctuidae) Jochen Möhr

 


Panthea virginarius (Lep.: Noctuidae) Jochen Möhr


Biston betularia (Lep.: Geometridae) Jochen Möhr


  Probably Cabera erythemaria (Lep.: Geometridae) Jochen Möhr


Smerinthus cerisyi (Lep.: Sphingidae)

Oligocentria semirufescens (Lep.: Notodontidae)

Jochen Möhr

 


Ephestiodes gilvescentella  (Lep.: Pyralidae)   Jochen Möhr

 

If anyone can identify this one, please let us know:

 

Unidentified micro Jochen Möhr

 

   Here is a micro reared from thistle (found on Cirsium edule but readily fed on C. arvense) in Coppermine Road, Sooke.


Udea turmalis (Lep.: Crambidae)  Jeremy Tatum