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 June 20 morning

2024 June 20  morning

Here are some pictures taken by Ian Cooper overnight at Colquitz River Park.


Limax maximus (Pul.: Limacidae)   Ian Cooper

Deroceras laeve  (Pul.:  Agriolimacidae)   Ian Cooper

European Sowbug  Oniscus asellus (Isopoda: Oniscidae)   Ian Cooper


Common Striped Woodlouse – Philoscia muscorum (Isopoda: Oniscidae)   Ian Cooper


Jeremy Tatum found this Yellow Douglas Fir Borer in the garden of his Saanich apartment this morning.

Centrodera spurca  (Col.: Cerambycidae)   Jeremy Tatum