Araba Bioscan

Araba Bioscan 11-18 December 2020

Data for the period 11-18 December 2020

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


This week’s sample images again focus on the diversity of parasitic Hymenoptera appearing in the Malaise trap.

A new species for the trap was Ulonemia burckhardti (Hemiptera: Tingidae). The photo of the parallel sides to the channel on the underside that holds the rostrum at rest confirms that this is the correct species, according to the 2018 thesis by Ryan Shofner: Taxonomy and Phylogenetics of the genus Ulonemia Drake and Poor, 1937 (Heteroptera: Tingidae), with an emphasis on the population genetics of a pestiferous species. This thesis informally proposes the ultimate move of this species to a new genus named Proteatingis.

Sample images

Sample for 11-18 December 2020
Araba Bioscan week ending 18 December 2020

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.

Date12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec
Mean temperature (°C)15.415.418.720.422.221.224.4
Max temperature (°C)26.823.028.932.232.630.334.2
Min temperature (°C)8.911.612.914.618.017.717.6
Mean humidity (%)53.069.965.565.474.386.267.1
Max humidity (%)
Min humidity (%)
Mean soil moisture (%)
Max soil moisture (%)
Min soil moisture (%)
Mean relative pressure (hPa)1029.21028.31023.81020.21016.51011.61008.7
Max relative pressure (hPa)1031.31031.61027.41023.11019.91015.71010.3
Min relative pressure (hPa)1026.41026.11022.01018.91014.81008.91007.2
Mean absolute pressure (hPa)951.8950.9946.4942.8939.1934.2931.3
Max absolute pressure (hPa)953.9954.2950.0945.7942.5938.3932.9
Min absolute pressure (hPa)949.0948.7944.6941.5937.4931.5929.8
Daily rainfall (mm)
Sunshine hours9.
Max solar radiation (W/m2)946.9721.81061.91129.1797.61048.41021.5
Max UV index9710107109
Mean wind speed (km/h)
Mean wind direction143.6148.9147.8136.6150.4123.5328.7
Max gust (km/h)

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