Alec McClay

Joined: Jan 9, 2019 Last Active: Jul 15, 2024 iNaturalist Canada Monthly Supporter since December 2023

I worked for many years in biological control of invasive plants with plant-feeding insects and mites. I was lucky enough to travel quite widely for that work and make many good friends in that scientific community. I'm not a taxonomic expert but from my biological control work I have developed a fondness for groups such as weevils, leaf beetles, gall mites, and gall-formers of all kinds. I see huge potential for citizen science sites like iNat to contribute to biological control studies. Now that I am retired I am enjoying the freedom to point my camera at whatever organisms catch my eye and learn new things about them.

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