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 5

2021 July 5


     Colias alert!   Keith Taylor reports a sighting of an Orange Sulphur at Panama Flats today.

     On July 4, Jochen Möhr writes from Metchosin:

1 Callizzia amorata

2 Eupithecia sp.

2  Hemithea aestivaria

1 Macaria lorquinaria

9 Malacosoma californicum (5 m, 4 f)

and on July 5 he adds

1 Lophocampa maculata

5 Malacosoma californicum (1 m, 4 f)


Macaria lorquinaria (Lep.: Geometridae)   Jochen Möhr


Lophocampa maculata (Lep.: Erebidae – Arctiinae) Jochen Möhr


Raphia frater  (Lep.: Noctuidae)  Jochen Möhr


Raphia frater  (Lep.: Noctuidae)  Jochen Möhr