Pachydiplex longipennis [Blue-listed] There are 88 species of dragonflies in British Columbia (including 24 damselflies and 64 true dragonflies). Dragonflies are usually larger than damselflies and have larger eyes that are closer together than those of damselflies.
Cercyonis pegala incana [Red-listed] This butterfly has two distinctive dark “eyes” on each forewing. It inhabits Garry oak woodlands and meadows and is declining rapidly in numbers. It feeds on wild flowers and the larvae use wild grasses and sedges.
Euphyes vestris [Threatened / Blue-listed] This butterfly has two distinctive dark “eyes” on each forewing. It inhabits Garry oak woodlands and meadows and is declining rapidly in numbers. It feeds on wild flowers and the larvae use wild grasses and sedges.
Callophrys mossii mossii[Blue-listed] This is a small brownish butterfly with a coppery undersurface. The lower hind-wing has a white line separating an inner dark patch from an outer lighter patch. The butterfly is associated with warm dry Garry oak habitats. Adults sip nectar from the stonecrop plant Sedum spathulifolium on which they lay eggs and on which the larvae feed.
Erynnis propertius [Blue-listed] The caterpillars of these swift-flying gray-brown speckled butterflies feed exclusively on Garry oak leaves and the pupae inhabit the leaf litter on the ground. Adults feed on the nectar of flowers typical of Garry oak woodlands.
Erythemis collocata [blue-listed] This dragonfly has a green face, and the body of the female is green, although the males become bluish-gray as they age. Prime habitat is the edges of wetlands, including small ponds containing floating plants, where the adult dragonflies feed upon other insects.
Bremnerii subspecies: Speyeria zerene bremnerii [Red-listed] This orange-brown butterfly has black markings on the wings. Eggs are laid in the litter and dried stems of the early blue violet, Viola adunca, a small blue-purple five-petalled plant. Protection of the violet is critical for butterfly conservation.