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.

November 6

2019 November 6

 

   Jeff Gaskin  saw a nymphalid butterfly today at Esquimalt Lagoon by Lagoon Road and Ocean Boulevard.  He had only a fleeting glimpse – not enough to identify it – but he thought maybe Red Admiral.

 

  Jochen Möhr’s  moths from Metchosin this morning:

 

3 Epirrita autumnata

1 Erannis vancouverensis

2 Orthosia mys

4 Sunira decipiens

 


Sunira decipiens (Lep.: Noctuidae)  Jochen Möhr

 


Sunira decipiens (Lep.: Noctuidae)  Jochen Möhr

 

   Cheryl Hoyle writes:  I was driving on Goldstream Avenue last night and this beetle landed on my windshield.  I was wondering if it is a Predacious diving beetle Dytiscus sp.   Charlene Wood says yes it is!

    Jeremy Tatum remarks:   We have had very few aquatic insects on this site so far.  Photographers, let’s think about that next Spring!

Predacious diving beetle Dytiscus sp. (Col.: Dytiscidae)  Cheryl Hoyle

 

Predacious diving beetle Dytiscus sp. (Col.: Dytiscidae)  Cheryl Hoyle