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 October 18

2021 October 18

    Aziza Cooper writes:  Friday, October 15, this creature was in my home, and I removed it in a jar. Sorry I’m not bold enough to try to take it out.   Jeremy Tatum replies:  You may safely let it out.  It is not aggressive and it won’t attack you.   I’d be inclined not to let it crawl around on your hand.  It has a strong and sharp rostrum.  If you are not sure what its rostrum is, let it crawl on your hand, and you will soon find out.

Western Conifer Seed Bug Leptoglossus occidentalis (Hem.: Coreidae)   Aziza Cooper