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 25

2019 November 25

 

   Jochen’s moths from Metchosin this morning:

 


Erannis vancouverensis (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr


Erannis vancouverensis (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr

 


Erannis vancouverensis (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr

 


Operophtera brumata (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr

 

   Jeremy Tatum writes:  This morning I visited the Nature House at Goldstream Park in hopes of finding Operophtera occidentalis or  danbyi, but I was out of luck.  There were several Erannis and Operophtera there, but as far as I could see all the Operophtera were brumata, and you know what I think the Erannis were.