Araba Bioscan

Araba Bioscan 27 November to 4 December 2020

Data for the period 27 November to 4 December 2020

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


The trap continues to collect a wide diversity of insects in the new location. I’ve photographed a larger-than-usual selection, including several striking flies and wasps, and three different beetles from the family Mordellidae (tumbling flower beetles).

Many thanks to all those who have assisted with identifications on iNaturalist or in person.

Sample images

Sample for 27 November to 4 December 2020
Araba Bioscan week ending 2020-12-04

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.

Date28 Nov29 Nov30 Nov1 Dec2 Dec3 Dec4 Dec
Mean temperature (°C)24.425.121.118.822.218.418.3
Max temperature (°C)34.737.032.833.737.728.828.8
Min temperature (°C)17.718.013.513.113.512.69.6
Mean humidity (%)61.362.653.567.360.159.957.6
Max humidity (%)
Min humidity (%)
Mean soil moisture (%)25.833.031.429.844.738.632.2
Max soil moisture (%)
Min soil moisture (%)
Mean relative pressure (hPa)1015.41008.51011.81016.21013.41022.31018.9
Max relative pressure (hPa)1020.21014.11019.11019.41019.71025.91023.8
Min relative pressure (hPa)1012.81003.51005.31013.71008.51019.51016.9
Mean absolute pressure (hPa)938.0931.1934.4938.8936.0944.9941.5
Max absolute pressure (hPa)942.8936.7941.7942.0942.3948.5946.4
Min absolute pressure (hPa)935.4926.1927.9936.3931.1942.1939.5
Daily rainfall (mm)
Sunshine hours9.
Max solar radiation (W/m2)894.21010.5965.21143.8907.7949.3966.5
Max UV index89911899
Mean wind speed (km/h)
Mean wind direction294.4316.1326.0153.1315.3322.9324.5
Max gust (km/h)20.227.727.711.218.416.613.0

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