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.

August 3 afternoon

2019 August 3

   Jeff Gaskin writes:   Today, August 3, in Esquimalt Gorge Park I found five species of butterflies in the park.  This park is always pretty good in late July and a part of August, particularly around the flower beds.  I found the following species  :  4 Cabbage Whites, 2 Lorquin’s Admirals, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Pine White, and 14 Woodland Skippers.

Yesterday, August 2, Kirsten Mills told me she saw a Milbert’s Tortoiseshell along Westshore Parkway in Langford.