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.

2021 July 3

2021 July 3


   Jochen Möhr writes from Metchosin:

This morning at the black light:


1 Furcula scolopendrina (same as yesterday)

1 Hemithea aestivaria 

4 Malacosoma californicum (3 f, 1 m)

During the day yesterday, several Cabbage Whites, Pale and Western Tiger Swallowtails, one territorial Lorquin’s Admiral and at least half a dozen Essex Skippers.