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.

July 10

2016 July 10


   Jeremy Tatum writes:  This one flew into my bedroom last night:


Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba (Lep.: Noctuidae)  Jeremy Tatum


   Jeremy adds:  I saw a Western Spring Azure at Roberts Bay, Sidney, today.  This is a very late date to see one, although I have very occasionally seen them in July in previous years.


   Liam Singh sends a picture of a Black Saddlebags from Haliburton Farms, Victoria, today.  This is a first for Invert Alert.


Black Saddlebags Tramea lacerata (Odo.: Libellulidae)  Liam Singh



   Annie Pang sends a picture of a leafcutter bee from Gorge Park, July 10.


Leafcutter bee Megachile sp. (Hym.: Megachilidae)  Annie Pang