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 20

2021 July 20


   Val George saw the following on Mount Douglas on July 18:

Cabbage White 60;  Western Tiger Swallowtail 1;  Pale Tiger Swallowtail 1;  Anise Swallowtail 2;  Lorquin’s Admiral 4;  Painted Lady 2;  Essex Skipper 3.


   Jeremy Tatum saw the following at UVic on July 20:

Cabbage White 8;  Western Tiger Swallowtail 2;  Lorquin’s Admiral 6.