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.


No invertebrates reported today.

However:  If anyone comes across a dead specimen of the moth that we have been calling Erannis vancouverensis, please would you save it for me?  It need not be in pristine condition.  It may be getting a little late in the season, for I haven’t seen one for a while.  I’d prefer that you didn’t kill one – just if you find a dead one.  Viewers of this site will know that I believe it is in fact Erannis defoliaria, and I’d like to try and settle the question.

Thank you.     Jeremy Tatum