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.

February 19

2021 February 21


   Jeremy Tatum writes:  Here is one of a number of commensal creatures that share my table (Latin mensa, a table) with me – or at least share my apartment building in Saanich if not my actual table.


Anthrenus verbasci (Col.: Dermestidae)   Jeremy Tatum