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 13

2021 July 13

    Jochen Möhr’s moths from Metchosin this morning.


Elder Moth  Zotheca tranquilla (Lep.: Noctuidae)  Jochen Möhr



Female Malacosoma californicum (Lep.: Lasiocampidae) Jochen Möhr



Maybe Paraseptis adnixa (Lep.: Noctuidae)  Jochen Möhr


Hydriomena californiata/marinata (Lep.: Geometridae) Jochen Möhr



Gabriola dyari (Lep.:  Geometridae) Jochen Möhr