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.

2024 April 4 morning

2024 April 4

  More biodiversity from Ian Cooper:

Steatoda sp. Possibly Steatoda bipunctata (Ara.: Theridiidae)   Ian Cooper


Rugathodes sexpunctatus (Ara.: Theridiidae)   Ian Cooper



Female Pimoa altioculata (Ara: Pimoidae) guarding her egg sac.   Ian Cooper

Two Grey Field Slugs in copulaDeroceras reticulatum (Pul.: Agriolimacidae)
Ian Cooper


Millepede.   Class Diplopoda.  Order probably Julida
Ian Cooper


Globose springtail, Ptenothrix sp. (Coll.: Dicyrtomidae)   Ian Cooper