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 24

2015 February 24


            Leah Ramsay sends a photo of the pug Eupithecia graefii from the Saanich Peninsula on the very early date of February 15.


Eupithecia graefii (Lep.: Geometridae) Leah Ramsay


   Val George sends a photo of his first butterfly of the year –  a Satyr Comma from Island View Beach, February 23.

Satyr Comma Polygonia satyrus (Lep.: Nymphalidae) Val George