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 (jtatum@uvic.ca). 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 15 morning

2021 July 15 morning

 

   Aziza Cooper sends photographs of a Satyr Comma butterfly and a larva of a Giant Birch Sawfly from Sidney Island, July 14.

 

Male Satyr Comma Polygonia satyrus (Lep.: Nymphalidae)  Aziza Cooper

 

Male Satyr Comma Polygonia satyrus (Lep.: Nymphalidae)  Aziza Cooper

 

 

Giant Birch Sawfly Trichiosoma triangulum (Hym.: Cimbicidae)  Aziza Cooper