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 20

2015 March 20


   Jeremy Gatten writes:  Here’s a boldly marked Eupithecia gilvipennata from my place (Saanichton) yesterday morning.  It’s pretty easy when the tan markings are this strong.


Eupithecia gilvipennata (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jeremy Gatten