It is colloquial to call everything in this section a bug. To an entomologist (someone who studies insects) a bug has mouth parts that are adapted for piercing and sucking. It does not include insects whose mouth is used for chewing, and certainly not the non-insect arthropods such as ticks and spiders. But, as a grab-bag title for the rest of us, including these beasties under the rubric of bugs works rather well. So…, bugs it is.
There are perhaps 20,000 species of bugs in the Province. John Acorn, in his delightful Bugs of British Columbia, presented 125 of them. It will be a long time before I come close to even that number—yet, this section will grow.
butterflies diurnal flyer which rests with wings down or up
moths nocturnal flyer which rests with wings folded
dragonflies large long–abdomen flyer
damselflies small long–abdomen flyer
notorious bugs tick, mosquito, conifer seed bug
hymenoptera bees and wasps
flies true flies, ones with two wings
spiders not an insect
true bugs sucking bugs
miscellaneous a grab bag of items which will likely change