October 2016 - OKEON


Rare ant found in OKEON sample


By jhjanicki on Monday,October 31st, 2016 in Biodiversity, Collecting, Data, Research, Sorting Insects, No Comments

A rarely-collected ant species, Protanilla lini, has been identified from a SLAM trap sample that was collected from Hentona High School (site04) between September and October last year. Protanilla lini belongs to the subfamily Leptanillinae. All members of the family are small, subterranean and often blind ants that are very rarely collected. We know very […]


Soundscape of Okinawa during Obon


By jhjanicki on Monday,October 24th, 2016 in Audio, Biodiversity, Data, No Comments

On top of SLAM traps that collect arthropod samples and weather stations that record physical parameter data, acoustic traps that gather sound data are also set up at various OKEON field sites. The soundscape of the sites differ based on their habitats and their proximity to urban areas, as illustrated by the sounds collected during […]


OKEON Churamori Project presented at International Congress of Entomology 2016


By jhjanicki on Wednesday,October 19th, 2016 in Biodiversity, Conference, Exhibition, Outreach, Research, No Comments

The nearly one-week long XXV International Congress of Entomology, under the theme Entomology without Borders, took place in Orlando this year from September 25-30. It brought together the largest delegation of scientists and experts in the history of the discipline with over 7000 participants and over 2000 talks, with topics ranging from biodiversity conservation to […]



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