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 July 9 evening

2024 July 9 evening

Jochen Möhr sends a photograph of a Lorquin’s Admiral from his Metchosin property.

Lorquin’s Admiral  Limenitis lorquini  (Lep.: Nymphalidae)   Jochen Möhr


Here are more pictures from Ian Cooper.  All pictures taken by the ^E&N Trail and the #Galloping Goose Trail on Sunday July 07, 2024.

^ Enoplognatha ovata (Ara.: Theridiidae)   Ian Cooper

# Unidentified nematoceran fly (Dip. – Nematocera)  Ian Cooper

^ Blue-green Sharpshooter Hordnia atropunctata (Hem.: Coccinellidae)   Ian Cooper

Psyllobora borealis (Col.: Coccinellidae)  Ian Cooper