2019 October 6
Jeremy Tatum sends a photograph of Tetracis jubararia (guaranteed!).
Tetracis jubararia (Lep.: Geometridae) Jeremy Tatum
Here’s a difficult tortricid from Jochen Möhr in Metchosin. Probably a species of Acleris.Possibly (but not certain), Acleris britannia.
Possibly Acleris britannia (Lep.: Tortricidae)
Now, a stink bug and two spiders from Cheryl Hoyle:
Probably Chlorochroa ligata (Hem.: Pentatomidae) Cheryl Hoyle
Araneus diadematus (Ara.: Araneidae) Cheryl Hoyle
We haven’t (yet?) been able to identify Cheryl’s second spider other than to say it is a jumping spider (Salticidae) and most likely of the genus Sitticus.
Probably Sitticus sp. (Ara.: Salticidae) Cheryl Hoyle
Jeremy Tatum writes: I saw two Cabbage Whites today – one at McIntyre Reservoir, and the other flying over Mackenzie Avenue. I also saw my first Banded Woolly Bear of the fall, on Dooley Road in Central Saanich. These caterpillars, when found in the fall, are not easy to rear, so I let it go upon its way. They spend the winter moths as a caterpillar. When found in the spring, they will soon pupate, and are consequently then much easier to rear.