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.

2022 May 10

2022 May 10

    Jochen Möhr sends a photograph of Xanthorhoe defensaria from Metchosin:

Xanthorhoe defensaria (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr

   Gordon Hart sends a photograph of a mining bee from the Highlands:

Mining bee Andrena sp. (Hym.: Andrenidae)  Gordon Hart

And, to complete this miscellany, Jeremy Tatum sends a picture of a snail from Carey Road,Victoria:

Cepaea nemoralis (Pul.: Helicidae)  Jeremy Tatum