Casual observation and collection of invertebrates in caves on Vancouver Island, B.C. have been conducted since the early 1960s. Two comprehensive and systematic surveys have been carried out: one in the 7 caves of Horne Lake Caves Park in 1986; and a second in 1997, which covered 15 caves of a wider geographic area on the island. A total of 192 taxa have been identified to date, including a number of new species, records, or rare species.
Shaw, Patrick, Davis, Martin. 1999. Invertebrates from Caves on Vancouver Island (in Proc. Conference Biology & Management of Species and Habitats at Risk). Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Proceedings - Conference Biology & Management. Vol. 1
Keywords: cave, invertebrates, Vancouver Island
Other Identifier: University College of the Cariboo
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