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 (jtatum@uvic.ca). 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.

2021 July 29 evening

2021 July 29 evening

    Yesterday, Grace Morris photographed this bug in Duncan:

 

Banasa Bug Banasa dimiata (Hem.: Pentatomidae)  Grace Morris

 

Aziza Cooper photographed two bees and a spider in a friend’s garden near Cook and Hillside, Victoria.

 

Bombus vosnesenskii (Hym.: Apidae)  Aziza Cooper

 Bombus vosnesenskii (Hym.: Apidae)  Aziza Cooper

Araneus diadematus (Ara.: Araneidae)   Aziza Cooper

 

Jeremy Tatum shows a caterpillar found at Royal Roads University today:

 

Satyr Comma Polygonia satyrus (Lep.: Nymphalidae)  Jeremy Tatum