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 (jtatum@uvic.ca). 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.

October 14

2020 October 14

 

   Here are a snail, a slug and a bug photographed by Ian Cooper from Colquitz River Park:

 

Dark-bodied Glass Snail  Oxychilus draparnaudi (Pul.: Daubebariidae)  Ian Cooper

 

Dark-bodied Glass Snail  Oxychilus draparnaudi (Pul.: Daubebariidae)  Ian Cooper

 

Grey Field Slug  Deroceras reticulatum (Pul.: Agriolimacidae)  Ian Cooper

 

 

Western Conifer Seed Bug  Leptoglossum occidentalis (Hem.: Coreidae)  Ian Cooper

 

  Ian also has a video of a woodlouse – probably Oniscus asellus which can be reached by clicking on

https://tinyurl.com/y5ukvnut    (or try ctrl + click).