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.

November 19

2020 November 19


   Slugs from Colquitz River Park, photographed by Ian Cooper:


Two slugs (see below)  Ian Cooper

   We are grateful to Dr Robert Forsyth for identifying the smaller of these two slugs as Ambigolimax valentianus (Pul.: Limacidae) – formerly known as Lehmannia valentiana, (and formerly, admits Jeremy Tatum, labelled wrongly on this site as something quite different!)

The larger one might possibly be Limax maximus, but is too much in shadow to be certain.


Limax maximus (Pul.: Limacidae)  Ian Cooper

Variously known as the Giant Garden Slug, Great Grey Slug, Leopard Slug.