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.

2024 March 23 morning

2024 March 23 morning

Some pre-dawn work by Ian Cooper from *Colquitz River Park and by the 9 km marker on the # Galloping Goose Trail in View Royal.  We thank Dr Robb Bennett for the spider identifications.

#Female linyphiine spider (Ara.: Linyphiidae – Linyphiinae)  Ian Cooper

*Female Cybaeus (probably signifer) (Ara.: Cybaeidae) Ian Cooper

*Immature male Clubiona  (Ara.: Clubionidae)  Ian Cooper

*Immature male theridiid (Ara.: Theridiidae)  Ian Cooper

#Female Pimoa altioculata (Ara.: Pimoidae)

Unidentified moth caterpillar (Lep.: Noctuidae)   Ian Cooper


Noctua pronuba  (Lep.: Noctuidae)  Ian Cooper

Jochen Möhr photographed this moth at his Metchosin home:

American Tissue Moth Triphosa haesitata  (Lep.: Geometridae)
Jochen Möhr