2021 June 27
Here’s a chrysalis of a Red Admiral from a caterpillar found near Blenkinsop Lake:
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta (Lep.: Nymphalidae) Jeremy Tatum
Genevieve St Denis writes: My son and daughter found this unusual caterpillar in our yard, Gorge area of Victoria – a type of sawfly, likely Elm Sawfly. [Yes – that’s what it is – JBT]
Elm Sawfly Cimbex americana (Hym.: Cimbicidae) Genevieve St Denis
Aziza Cooper writes: On June 25 at Mt Tolmie summit there were four Painted Ladies, one Western Tiger Swallowtail and three Lorquin’s Admirals.
On June 26, at Quick’s Bottom, I went to the field halfway along the path between Wilkinson and Markham Roads and found four Ringlets near the fence on the north side. This field is very overgrown with hawthorn.
Painted Lady Vanessa cardui (Lep.: Nymphalidae) Aziza Cooper
Ringlet (aka Large Heath) Coenonympha tullia (Lep.: Nymphalidae – Satyrinae) Aziza Cooper
Jochen Möhr had a nice haul at Metchosin last night:
Pasiphila rectangulata (Lep.: Geometridae) Jochen Möhr
Male Malacosoma californicum (Lep.: Lasiocampidae) Jochen Möhr
Female Malacosoma californicum (Lep.: Lasiocampidae) Jochen Möhr
Lophocampa maculata (Lep.: Erebidae – Arctiinae) Jochen Möhr
Autographa ampla (Lep.: Noctuidae – Plusiinae) Jochen Möhr
Here’s a White Satin moth from Swan Lake:
White Satin Moth Leucoma salicis (Lep.: Erebidae – Lymantriinae) Jeremy Tatum
Aziza Cooper sends photographs of two insects – the first below from from McMicking Point; the second from Cattle Point. Jeremy Tatum writes: I don’t know what they are. Under each picture I have put my best attempt at their Genus and Family.
Anthrax (Dip.: Bombyliidae) Aziza Cooper
Ammophila (Hym.: Sphecidae) Aziza Cooper