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.

February 6

2015 February 6


   Jeremy Tatum writes:  Here is an Egira hiemalis from my Saanich apartment this morning.  This is the earliest of the woodlings (Egira) and indeed one of the earliest noctuids to be seen early in the year.  Previously on this site it has been seen on dates ranging from January 15 to March 26.


Egira hiemalis (Lep.: Noctuidae) Jeremy Tatum