2021 May 9
Sid and Rosemary Jorna have been photographing spiders in their Kemp Lake property – and Dr Robb Bennett has identified them for us. Of the first one, Dr Bennett writes: This is the introduced species Dysdera crocata, which the British call the slater slayer because of its taste for woodlice.
Dysdera crocata (Ara.: Dysderidae) Sid Jorna
Philodromus rufus (Ara.: Philodromidae) Rosemary Jorna
Jochen Möhr writes that he had no moths at all at ...
2021 May 8
Jochen Möhr sends a photograph of a moth from Metchosin, May 7:
Litholomia napaea (Lep.: Noctuidae) Jochen Möhr
Rosemary Jorna sends one from Playfair Park, Victoria. This one proved a bit tricky, but Libby Avis and Jeremy Gatten both agree upon Annaphila decia – a first for this site.
Annaphila decia (Lep.: Noctuidae) Rosemary Jorna
Elisabeth Ruiter found this caterpillar munching in her apple tree in Cowichan:
Lorquin’s Admiral Limenitis lorquini (Le...