Motichur Sanctuary (1998 - 99, Site 4)
Basic information
Sample name: Motichur Sanctuary (1998 - 99, Site 4)
Sample aka: Rajaji National Park

Reference: P. C. Joshi. 2007. Community structure and habitat selection of butterflies in Rajaji National Park, a moist deciduous forest in Uttaranchal, India. Tropical Ecology 48(1):119-123 [ER 2246]
Country: India
State: Uttarakhand

Coordinate: 29° 45' 0" N, 77° 12' 30" E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text as range
Geography comments: "in a protected forest in the Motichur Sanctuary of Rajaji National Park" in Uttaranchal
elevation 360 to 440 m
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Altered habitat: plantation
Protection: national/state park
Substrate: ground surface
Disturbance: grazing
MAP: 1005.0
Habitat comments: "subtropical with distinct summer, winter and rainy seasons. The annual precipitation was 1060 mm and 950 mm in the first and second year of study, respectively... Site 4: Plantation of Tectona grandis and some other species, about 15 years old. Very sparse ground vegetation dominated by weeds and forbs... Highly disturbed by Gujjars and their cattle"
Life forms: butterflies
Sampling methods: no design, sweep nets
Sample size: 170
Years: 1998, 1999
Sampling comments: "Sampling of insects was done using systematic net sweeps at 15 days interval" (length of study interval is unclear)
Sample: 2302
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-10-20 20:39:03
Modified: 2016-10-20 20:39:03
Abundance distribution
27 species
7 singletons
total count 170
extrapolated richness: 39.0
Fisher's α: 9.043
geometric series k: 0.8677
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8936
Shannon's H: 2.6882
Good's u: 0.9592
Each square represents a species. Square sizes are proportional to counts.