Araba Bioscan

Araba Bioscan 1-8 January 2021

Data for the period 1-8 January 2021

See the Araba Bioscan Project page for background information on the project and methods.


This week’s sample included the first mantis, the first representatives of the wasp families Gasteruptiidae and Mymaridae and the first “dustywing” (Neuroptera: Coniopterygidae) for the project.

I also changed the aperture on the DSLR image of the sample to improve the depth of field and (finally) put a little effort into white(r) balance for the stereomicroscope photos.

Sample images

Sample for 1-8 January 2021

Environmental measurements

Sunrise and sunset sourced from Sunrise-Sunset and relate to the listed date. All other measurements are calculated for the 24-hour period to 09:00.

Date2 Jan3 Jan4 Jan5 Jan6 Jan7 Jan8 Jan
Mean temperature (°C)16.518.
Max temperature (°C)22.024.529.524.731.730.528.3
Min temperature (°C)12.715.115.614.513.59.99.5
Mean humidity (%)69.675.381.386.864.671.965.2
Max humidity (%)
Min humidity (%)
Mean soil moisture (%)22.926.544.747.538.832.729.2
Max soil moisture (%)
Min soil moisture (%)
Mean relative pressure (hPa)1020.71014.11009.91010.11013.01019.61023.9
Max relative pressure (hPa)1024.11018.81012.01011.81017.21023.51026.3
Min relative pressure (hPa)1018.51011.61008.41007.31009.71015.81021.6
Mean absolute pressure (hPa)943.3936.7932.5932.7935.6942.2946.5
Max absolute pressure (hPa)946.7941.4934.6934.4939.8946.1948.9
Min absolute pressure (hPa)941.1934.2931.0929.9932.3938.4944.2
Daily rainfall (mm)
Sunshine hours7.
Max solar radiation (W/m2)729.1512.61190.3426.9993.41061.91156.0
Max UV index7511491011
Mean wind speed (km/h)
Mean wind direction136.3168.5311.0150.446.069.459.6
Max gust (km/h)

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