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.

April 5 morning

2021 April 5 morning


    Yesterday we had a question about the viability of some moth eggs.  Here, today, is the answer to that question.


Sheep Moth Hemileuca eglanterina (Lep.: Saturniidae)  Jeremy Tatum

   And here are more creatures from the Galloping Goose Trail and Colquitz River Park:


Possibly a crane fly (Dip.: Tipulidae)  Ian Cooper

Non-biting midge  (Dip.: Chironomidae)  Ian Cooper

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

Three-banded garden slug – Ambigolimax valentianus (Pul.: Limacidae) Ian Cooper

Female spider, Neriene sp. (Ara.: Linyphiidae) Ian Cooper


Springtail, Orchesella villosa (Coll.: Orchesellidae) Ian Cooper