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 8

2021 July 8

     Jeremy Tatum shows a Herald Moth, from a caterpillar found on cottonwood at Durrance Lake, and shown on June 21.


Herald Moth Scoliopteryx libatrix  (Erebidae – Scoliopteryginae) Jeremy Tatum


Also a Gabriola dyari from Swan Lake this morning.


Gabriola dyari (Lep.: Geometridae)   Jeremy Tatum