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.

July 12

2016 July 12


   Annie Pang sends a colourful photograph with an interesting bee, identified by Linc Best as a female Coelioxys, a parasite in the nests of Megachile.  These parasitic bees are sometimes called “cuckoo bees”.


Coelioxys sp.: (Hym.: Megachilidae)   Annie Pang