Skukuza (control)
Basic information
Sample name: Skukuza (control)

Reference: M. P. Robertson, K. R. Harris, J. A. Coetzee, L. C. Foxcroft, A. S. Dippenaar-Schoeman, and B. J. van Rensburg. 2011. Assessing local scale impacts of Opuntia stricta (Cactaceae) invasion on beetle and spider diversity in Kruger National Park, South Africa. African Zoology 46(2):205-223 [ER 2788]
Geography
Country: South Africa

Coordinate: 25° 0' S, 31° 58' E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "Fieldwork was conducted in the Skukuza region of the KNP"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical savanna
Substrate: ground surface
Habitat comments: " in the Sabie-Crocodile thorn thicket habitat type"
Methods
Life forms: spiders, beetles, ground beetles, leaf beetles, scarab beetles
Sampling methods: no design, pitfall traps, hand capture
Sample size: 606
Sampling comments: "Pitfall traps consistedd of two-litre plastic buckets... 100 pitfall traps were used with five traps placed in each replicate. Each trap was placed 1.5 m away from the next within the replicate in a circular pattern. During each sampling event, traps were left open for 10 days... A 1 m2 quadrat was placed randomly at two locations within each replicate and all leaf litter was sifted" and "Two 1 m2 quadrats were randomly placed within each replicate on each sampling event" and spiders were collected "for 15 minutes", although spiders were also collected in the pitfalls
Metadata
Sample: 3015
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2018-06-08 15:27:49
Modified: 2018-06-08 15:29:05
Abundance distribution
122 species
51 singletons
total count 606
Fisher's α: 46.021
geometric series k: 0.9674
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9665
Shannon's H: 4.0002
Good's u: 0.9160
Register
Acmaeodera luteopicta1
Acmaeodera virgo4
Abacetus auspilatus1
Anthia thoracica7
Callistoides pulchellus1
Carabidae indet. 34
Graphipterus fasciatus distinctus3
Graphipterus griseus2
Megacephala regalis1
Pachydinodes bipustulatus3
Polyhirma alveolata1
Tefflus carinatus1
Thermophilium homoplatum5
Crossotus stypticus1
Aspidimorpha tecta1
Brachycerus congestus1
Calodemas sp. 12
Cyclominae indet. 12
Microcerus fallax4
Spartecerus sp. 14
Pactolinus gigas1
Ceroctis delagoensis37
Adoretus tessulatus2
Anachalcos convexus8
Copris amyntor6
Copris elphenor1
Copris mesacanthus25
Garetta nitens2
Gymnopleurus sp. 11
Heteronychus arator1
Onthophagus bicavifrons5
Onthophagus sp. 19
Philoserica vittata8
Scaptobius sp. 15
Scarabaeus nigroaeneus3
Trochallus sp. 11
Amachla sp. 121
Anomalipus carinatus41
Anomalipus elephas1
Aspidomorpha prona4
Distretus amplipennis6
Drosochirini indet. 22
Micranterus scaberrimus1
Serrichora fahraei6
Somaticus cf. angulatus4
Strongylini indet. 13
Zophisini indet. 155
Zophisini indet. 27
Caerostris sexcuspidata1
Chorizopes sp. 11
Cyrtophora citricola1
Hypsosinga lithyphantoides1
Singa albodorsata1
Caponia natalensis2
Castianeira sp. 11
Copa flavoplumosa1
Anahita sp. 11
Ctenus gulosus1
Ancylotrypa barbertoni1
Ancylotrypa sp. 12
Paradonea sp. 11
Asemesthes ceresicola21
Asemesthes sp. 122
Drassodes splendens4
Pterotricha auris4
Ibaba arcus13
Zelotes corrugata3
Zelotes tuckeri1
Arctosa transvaalana1
Geolycosa natalensis3
Hippasa australis9
Hogna sp. 112
Hogna transvaalica39
Lycosidae indet. 134
Ocyale guttata1
Pardosa crassipalpis9
Pardosa sp. 24
Trabea purcelli1
Cheiramiona krugerensis1
Oxyopes falconeri2
Oxyopes jacksoni1
Oxyopes longispinosus2
Oxyopes pallidecoloratus1
Oxyopes schenkeli2
Oxyopes sp. 21
Peucetia viridis2
Diaphorocellus biplagiatus1
Palpimanus transvaalicus2
Hirriusa variegata2
Suemus punctatus4
Smeringopus natalensis1
Spermophora sp. 11
Afropisaura rothiformis2
Euprosthenopsis pulchella1
Maypacius bilineatus1
Baryphas ahenus3
Evarcha dotata3
Hyllus argyrotoxus5
Mexcala rufa1
Stenaelurillus guttiger4
Stenaelurillus nigricaudus7
Stenaelurillus sp. 32
Stenaelurillus sp. 42
Thyene coccineovittata3
Scytodes constellata1
Scytodes trifoliata1
Loxosceles spiniceps4
Panaretella sp. 12
Augacephalus breyeri2
Pterinochilus lugardi3
Dipoena sp. 11
Euryopis sp. 12
Diaea puncta1
Heriaeus fimbriatus1
Monaeses quadrituberculatus1
Runcinia flavida3
Stiphropus bisigillatus1
Thomisops pupa1
Thomisus granulatus1
Xysticus lucifugus1
Capheris decorata6
Cydrela schoemanae6