Brevan Wagner

Unido: 11.feb.2021 Última actividad: 24.jul.2024 iNaturalist Canada

Currently, I am pursuing an honours degree in ecology, evolution and environmental biology at the University of Alberta where I am investigating if a recent morphological subspecies classification of Tharsalea mariposa using molecular techniques. Outside of university, I am a director for the Alberta Lepidopterists Guild. My main interests are Lepidoptera however, I enjoy taking photos of anything living, especially arthropods. I am hoping to start learning more about Ichneumonidae in the near future!

Most of my photos are taken with a Canon t3i as well as either a Laowa 100mm f/2.8 macro lens or a sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 telephoto lens.

Many of my observations are of my insect collection. These can be filtered for using the tag BWcollection. I hope that this collection can prove to be useful to the scientific community. If you see a specimen that is of particular interest, feel free to reach out to me for more details on it. If you are wondering why I collected insects, this article sums it up very nicely: https://malaiseprogram.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/whywekillbugs-1.pdf

A note about identifications: If I (or anyone else) make an identification on an observation, please do not simply agree to it without independently confirming it with other sources. Blindly agreeing essentially gives a single person the ability to put something to research grade which can lead to misidentified observations. If you were not confident in your initial ID to begin with (or you simply used the AI generated ID), a better option is to withdraw your ID by using the arrow at the top right corner of of the identification menu. Feel free to tag me in any observations that you think I could help with as well as to ask me for any clarifications on why I ID'd something the way I did.
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Here's a link to my Instagram account if you'd like to see a collection of my best shots

Years in review:
2023 | 2022 | 2021

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