Noyau Central
Basic information
Sample name: Noyau Central
Sample aka: Lama Forest

Reference: H. Fermon, C. H. Schulze, M. Waltert, and M. Mühlenberg. 2001. The butterfly fauna of the Noyau Central, Lama Forest (Republic of Benin), with notes on its ecological composition and geographic distribution. African Entomology 9(2):177-185 [ER 2952]
Country: Benin

Coordinate: 6.575° N, 2.080° E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text as range
Geography comments: "the Noyau Central, part of the Lama Forest... in south-central Benin... approximately 80 km north of Cotonou"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Protection: national/state forest
Substrate: ground surface
MAP: 1163.0
Habitat comments: there is "a pronounced dry season from November to April"
there is a "management plan to start timber production and stop deforestation" but "The core area Noyau Central is 4777 ha and was set aside for protection. At present the Noyau Central contains about 1900 ha of dense forest, including old-growth secondary, as well as mature forest patches. The remainder is highly degraded forest (about 200 ha)"
Life forms: butterflies
Sampling methods: no design, baited
Sample size: 234
Years: 1998
Nets or traps: 11
Net or trap nights: 36
Sampling comments: field work was "between 25 April and 31 July 1998... 11 baited traps were installed 1.0 above the ground in the understorey of mature forest patches... Traps were checked every 24 h and baited with rotting banana, mangoe and faeces... for a total of 36 trap days"
Sample: 3145
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2018-12-31 12:00:07
Modified: 2018-12-31 12:00:07
Abundance distribution
24 species
6 singletons
total count 234
extrapolated richness: 32.3
Fisher's α: 6.702
geometric series k: 0.8518
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9133
Shannon's H: 2.6997
Good's u: 0.9744
Each square represents a species. Square sizes are proportional to counts.