La Belqique (very old secondary forest)
Basic information
Sample name: La Belqique (very old secondary forest)

Reference: I. Deblauwe and W. Dekoninck. 2007. Diversity and distribution of ground-dwelling ants in a lowland rainforest in southeast Cameroon. Insectes Sociaux 54:334-342 [ER 2080]
Country: Cameroon

Coordinate: 3° 25' N, 13° 9' E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text as range
Geography comments: "in southeast Cameroon on the northern periphery of the Dja Biosphere Reserve... in one of the many logging concessions surrounding the DBR"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical moist broadleaf forest
Altered habitat: secondary forest
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 23.3
MAP: 1570.0
Habitat comments: "part of the transition zone of the Atlantic coastal rainforests of southern Nigeria and southwest Cameroon, and the evergreen forests of Equatorial Guinea and the Congo Basin"
Life forms: ants
Site length: 70.000
Sampling methods: line transect, pitfall traps
Sample size: 31616
Years: 2003 - 2005
Days: 60
Nets or traps: 56
Net or trap nights: 3360
Sampling comments: "Collection took place from June to August 2003 and from September 2004 to May 2005... pitfall traps were placed at least one week before the start of sampling to avoid 'digging-in' effects... One sampling event per month took place (12 sampling events in total)... a line transect of 70 m was established. Eight pitfalls were spaced at 10 m intervals along the transect. Each group of pitfalls (56 traps in total) was located at least 230 m from another group... All traps were left open for five days per sampling event"
Sample: 2023
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-05-31 21:09:21
Modified: 2016-05-31 21:09:21
Abundance distribution
62 species
22 singletons
total count 31616
extrapolated richness: 99.6
Fisher's α: 7.418
geometric series k: 0.8463
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.3019
Shannon's H: 0.8292
Good's u: 0.9993
Each square represents a species. Square sizes are proportional to counts.
Aenictis sp. 11
Technomyrmex (sp.) 1 (wolfi)61
Technomyrmex sp. 21
Technomyrmex sp. 31
Technomyrmex sp. 41
Dorylus (Anomma) emeryi58
Dorylus (Anomma) kohli13
Dorylus (Anomma) sjoestedti26315
Dorylus (Anomma) wilverthi878
Anoplolepis tenella713
Camponotus acvapimensis90
Camponotus brutus1913
Camponotus (sp.) 4 (langi)6
Camponotus (sp.) 8 (pompeius)32
Paratrechina sp. 11
Polyrhachis militaris4
Polyrhachis weissi1
Catalaucus guineensis2
Catalaucus (sp.) 2 (erinaceus)1
Crematogaster concava147
Crematogaster striatula80
Crematogaster sp. 512
Crematogaster sp. 81
Crematogaster sp. 102
Crematogaster (sp.) 13 (depressa)40
Crematogaster (sp.) 15 (gambiensis)1
Decamorium decem5
Oligomyrmex (sp.) 2 (silvestri)1
Pheidole nimba28
Pheidole pulchella1
Pheidole speculifera8
Pheidole sp. 170
Pheidole (sp.) 2 (megacephala)174
Pheidole (sp.) 4 (minima)68
Pheidole sp. 535
Pheidole sp. 6355
Pheidole sp. 749
Pheidole (sp.) 8 (crassinoda)1
Pheidole sp. 1014
Pheidole sp. 122
Tetramorium coloreum1
Tetramorium gabonense310
Tetramorium guineense8
Tetramorium (sp.) 7 (dumezi)1
Tetramorium (sp.) 9 (furtivum)4
Tetramorium (sp.) 11 (lucayanum)7
Tetramorium (sp.) 12 (pylacum)1
Tetramorium (sp.) 15 (osiris)5
Anochetus sp. 42
Centromyrmex (sp.) 1 (sellaris)1
Hypoponera sp. 21
Leptogenys sp. 11
Odontomachus assiniensis7
Pachycondyla analis2
Pachycondyla brunoi1
Pachycondyla subiridescens2
Pachycondyla tarsata41
Pachycondyla (sp.) 1 (lamottei)30
Phrynoponera gabonensis2
Plathythyrea occidentalis1
Plathythyrea (sp.) 1 (schultzei)1
Discothyrea sp. 11