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 6

2021 April 6


   Mr E sends a photograph of an ant of the genus Formica.  These are known as wood ants or thatcher ants.  They are the ants that make nests of huge piles of fir needles, small twigs,  etc.


Formica sp.  (Hym.: Formicidae)  Mr E