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 10 evening

2019 July 10 evening

 

   Jochen Möhr had a huge haul in Metchosin last night:

 

1 Eupithecia

1 Agrotis vancouverensis

2 Biston betularia

2 Callizzia amorata

2 Drepana arcuata

1 Eulithis xylina

2 Gabriola dyari

1 Hesperumia latipennis

2 Homorthodes hanhami

2 Lacinipolia strigicollis

5 Nadata gibbosa

1 NemorIa darwiniata

2 Panthea virginarius

1 Perizoma costiguttata

1 Pyrausta perrubralis

1 Scopula quinquelinearia

2 Sicya crocearia

1 Leucoma salicis

1 Stenoporpia excelsaria

1 Autographa californica

 


Pyrausta perrubralis (Lep.: Crambidae) Jochen Möhr

 


Schizura unicornis (Lep.: Notodontidae) Jochen Möhr

 

 


Agrotis vancouverensis (Lep.: Noctuidae) Jochen Möhr

 


Stenoporpia excelsaria (Lep.: Geometridae) Jochen Möhr

 


Scopula quinquelinearia (Lep.: Geometridae) Jochen Möhr

 


Leucoma salicis (Lep.: Erebidae – Lymantriinae) Jochen Möhr

 


Autographa californica (Lep.: Noctuidae) Jochen Möhr

 

 

                                            

Male Malacosoma californicum (Lep.: Lasiocampidae)

Jochen Möhr

 

      

           

 Male Malacosoma californicum (Lep.: Lasiocampidae)   Jochen Möhr


Gabriola dyari (Lep.: Geometridae) Jochen Möhr

 


Nemoria darwiniata (Lep.: Geometridae) Jochen Möhr

 

 


Neoalcis californiaria (Lep.:  Geometridae) Jochen Möhr

 

 

   More of those soldier beetles, from Gordon Hart:

 

Red Soldier Beetles Rhagonycha fulva (Col.: Cantharidae) Gordon Hart