Freetown (garden, baited trap)
Basic information
Sample name: Freetown (garden, baited trap)

Reference: D. F. Owen. 1971. Species diversity in butterflies in a tropical garden. Biological Conservation 3(3):191-198 [ER 892]
Country: Sierra Leone

Coordinate: 8° 28' N, 13° 12' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Habitat: tropical/subtropical moist broadleaf forest
Altered habitat: inhabited area
Protection: unprotected
Substrate: ground surface
WMT: 26.1
CMT: 22.1
MAP: 3270.0
Habitat comments: "The area had been occupied by primary rain-forest until about 100 years ago, and then by secondary bush until houses were built on it quite recently. There are extensive areas of secondary bush near by, while within a few kilometres there is primary forest. The garden is surrounded by other, less-developed gardens, by roads and buildings, and by patches of secondary bush"
there is a dry season from December through March
temperatures estimated from maxima and max-minus-min figures reported in text
Life forms: butterflies
Sampling methods: baited
Sample size: 1519
Days: 365
Sampling comments: "a trap baited with rotten and fermenting bananas was operated continuously for the period 1 February 1969 to 31 January 1970"
all but one of the species are nymphalids; numerous other taxa are reported in two other lists based on (1) hand netting and (2) malaise trapping
Sample: 1337
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-02-22 15:08:16
Modified: 2020-01-14 18:21:13
Abundance distribution
58 species
8 singletons
total count 1519
extrapolated richness: 69.1
Fisher's α: 11.952
geometric series k: 0.9120
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9369
Shannon's H: 3.1658
Good's u: 0.9947
Each square represents a species. Square sizes are proportional to counts.