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 November 19

2022 November 19

    Last night (in the middle of the night!) Ian Cooper took some photographs in Colquitz River Park in Saanich:

Asian Lady Beetle Harmonia axyridis (Col.: Coccinellidae)  Ian Cooper


Female linyphiid spider (Ara.: probably Neriene sp.)  Ian Cooper


Male linyphiid spider (Ara.: probably Neriene sp.)  Ian Cooper


Female and male linyphiid spiders (Ara.: probably Neriene sp.)  Ian Cooper


and more from the Galloping Goose Trail in View Royal:


Pimoa altioculata (Ara.: Pimoidae)  Ian Cooper


Probable crane fly (Dip. – Nematocera:  Tipulidae) Ian Cooper