Vellimalai kovil (December 2010)
Basic information
Sample name: Vellimalai kovil (December 2010)

Reference: S. Amala and V. Anuradha. 2012. Species composition and diversity of mosquitoes in selected areas of vellimalai in sirumalai hills. International Journal of Biological & Medical Research 3(1):1281-1283 [ER 2215]
Country: India
State: Tamil Nadu

Coordinate: 10° 12' 30" N, 78° 3' 30" E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text as range
Geography comments: in the "Sirumalai Hills, a part of Eastern Ghats... 6.5 km south of Dindigul District... between 10 7' 10 18' N latitude and 77 55' 78 12' E longitude... The study area is Vellimalai kovil"
altitude 400 to 1650 m
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Substrate: ground surface
WMT: 32.0
CMT: 19.7
MAP: 836.0
Habitat comments: "The annual mean temperature of this area varies during summer and winter from 250 C to 280C and 150C to 100C respectively. The rainfall in the region is a tropical dissymmetric type with the bulk of rain received during the retreating monsoon period (October December)... The study area... has a perennial stream and a dam. The vegetations near the stream consists of trees like Ficus carica and shrubs like Lantana camera"
climate data are for Thoppampatti in Dindigul District and are from Sivasankari et al. (2014, Journal of Ethnopharmacology)
Life forms: mosquitoes
Sampling methods: no design, sweep nets, hand capture
Sample size: 71
Years: 2010
Sampling comments: "The adult mosquitoes were collected from the thick bushes using sweep net. Immature forms of mosquitoes were collected by dipper method... during Oct 2010-Feb 2011"
Sample: 2255
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-09-04 14:37:50
Modified: 2016-12-18 16:05:13
Abundance distribution
4 species
0 singletons
total count 71
Fisher's α: 0.917
geometric series k: 0.7114
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7153
Shannon's H: 1.3208
Good's u: 1.0000