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 April 24 evening

2024 April 24 evening

   Jeremy Tatum writes:  I mentioned on the April 23 posting that a young lady, who was passing when I released the Ceanothus Silk Moth, took a photograph of it in more natural surroundings.  I have added Talia’s photograph to the April 23 posting – viewers can scroll back to have a look at this spectacular moth.

Today, Aziza Cooper photographed a damselfly and an early-instar geometrid (but otherwise unidentified) caterpillar at Swan Lake:


Pacific Forktail  Ischnura cervula (Odo.: Coenagrionidae)  Aziza Cooper

Unidentified geometrid caterpillar  (Lep.: Geometridae)  Aziza Cooper