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 13

2015 March 13


   Jeremy Tatum saw a Cabbage White at the Hillside shopping centre yesterday.


   James Miskelly’s fascinating talk on Tuesday about “grigs”  (i.e. Orthoptera!) had an immediate result – for Ann Nightingale responded with alacrity with a photo of a grig – a camel cricket – from a Pacific Dogwood tree in her yard (Central Saanich) after dark on March 11. 

Camel cricket Diestrammena sp. (Orth.: Rhaphidophoridae) Ann Nightingale