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.

March 22

2020 March 22


  Jeremy Tatum writes: This moth was at my Saanich apartment building this morning.


Probably Egira curialis (Lep.: Noctuidae)  Jeremy Tatum


   Gordon Hart photographed this mining bee in the Highlands area yesterday.


Mining Bee  Andrena (Hym.: Andrenidae)  Gordon Hart