Psyche: A Journal of Entomology / 2011 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Environmental Factors Influencing Foraging Activity in the Social Wasp Polybia paulista (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Epiponini)

Table 3

Weather conditions recorded throughout the year for the foraging study in the social wasp Polybia paulista. Maximum (max) and minimum (min) absolute values and mean values of temperature (°C), relative humidity (%), and light intensity (lux × 100) for each month and the entire season. HHS: hot and humid season. CDS: cold and dry season.

Temperature (°C)Humidity (%)Light intensity (Lux × 100)
MaxMinMeanMaxMinMeanMaxMinMean

HHSOct31.022.024.4914869124850569
Nov32.024.026.191507014871241108
Dec26.024.028.2796674498258386
Jan27.021.524.6917080994227494
Feb30.022.024.9916577154727888
Mar31.525.526.4925263140482910
Season32.021.526.9924871154727790

CDSApr32.029.029.2675461121364637
May26.519.530.6100597990016353
Jun27.023.023.383637493353643
Jul23.020.024.86443511031479828
Aug28.023.521.66733521087237672
Sep31.020.025.88342671253159685
Season32.019.524.51003363125316644