2021 August 29 morning
More on Colias: Mark Wynja now has four first-instar caterpillars of the Clouded Sulphur – apparently he unknowingly collected a fourth egg. He is going to attempt to rear them. What literature we have found suggests that this species is not easy to rear, so we wish Mark the best in his attempt. The foodplant that the eggs were found on is Beach Pea Lathyrus japonicus, growing among rocks and logs high up on the beach.
Ron Flower writes: We went back to McIntyre Reservoir Saturday 28th August, where we found two Purplish Coppers – possibly the same that Val George found. They were just up the dirt road around the first big patch of the daisy-like flowers of the Scentless Mayweed.
Purplish Copper Lycaena helloides (Lep.: Lycaenidae) Ron Flower
Wendy Ansell writes: I photographed a dragonfly at Glencoe Cove yesterday, Aug. 28. Jeremy Tatum writes: I had originally labelled this dragonfly wrongly. Thanks to Jeremy Gatten for pointing out that it is in fact a Black Saddlebags. I am always extremely grateful to anyone who points out any mistakes – in identification or otherwise. Thanks to Adam Taylor, who set up this site, it is very easy for me to correct mistakes.
Black Saddlebags Tramea lacerata (Odo.: Libellulidae) Wendy Ansell
Jeremy Tatum sends photographs of a caterpillar from Swan Lake, plus two adult moths from his Saanich apartment building.
Fall Webworm Hyphantria cunea (Lep.: Erebidae – Arctiinae) Jeremy Tatum
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba (Lep.: Noctuidae) Jeremy Tatum
Autographa californica (Lep.: Noctuidae) Jeremy Tatum