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.

March 19

2015 March 19


   Bill Katz sends photos of two interesting geometrids from Goldstream Park this morning.  The first is Thallophaga taylorata, whose caterpillar is reputed to feed on Sword Fern – a foodplant not chosen by many caterpillars.  The second is Anticlea vasiliata.  Both moths are new to this site.


  Jeremy Tatum reports his first Alucita montanae from his Saanich apartment this year.

Thallophaga taylorata (Lep.: Geometridae)  Bill Katz

Anticlea vasiliata (Lep.: Geometridae)  Bill Katz