Basic information
Sample name: Abiriw
Sample aka: Bosompra Forest Protected Area

Reference: B. T. Nganso, R. Kyerematen, and D. Obeng-Ofori. 2012. Diversity and abundance of butterfly species in the Abiriw and Odumante sacred groves in the eastern region of Ghana. Research in Zoology 2(5):38-46 [ER 3257]
Country: Ghana

Coordinate: 5° 48' N, 0° 6' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: an "isolated" forest fragment "in the Akwapim North" District also called the Bosompra Forest Protected Area that is "under the jurisdiction of local traditional councils"
"The sacred groves range in size from 400 m2 to 250 m2" (assumed to mean 400 to 250 ha)
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Altered habitat: disturbed forest
Protection: other protected area
Substrate: ground surface
Disturbance: agriculture, selective logging
Habitat comments: "in the Moist Semi-Deciduous Forest Zone... completely surrounded by an anthropogenically derived farm bush savannah matrix" and there has been "logging, fuel wood harvesting, farming etc."
Life forms: butterflies
Sampling methods: line transect, baited, other traps, visual
Sample size: 784
Seasons: dry, wet or monsoon
Sampling comments: "Typical fruit-baited charaxes traps and transect walk-and-counts were used... One transect of 250 m was established from the edge of the forest to the forest interior and 5 charaxes traps were hung in each sacred site. Individual traps within areas were separated from each other by at least 50 m and by no more than 250 m... Sampling was carried out monthly during the rainy season (June, July and October) and dry season (December, January and February)... Sampling at a given site consisted of baiting the charaxes traps with mashed, fermenting or rotting banana with beer and retrieving trap collections after 4 days... All butterflies seen within 2.5 m on either side of the transect route and edge of sacred grove and up to 5 m in front of the observer were recorded"
Sample: 3598
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2020-04-24 18:34:55
Modified: 2020-04-24 18:34:55
Abundance distribution
83 species
12 singletons
total count 784
extrapolated richness: 97.6
Fisher's α: 23.454
geometric series k: 0.9534
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9765
Shannon's H: 4.0286
Good's u: 0.9847
Each square represents a species. Square sizes are proportional to counts.
Hallelesis halyma4
Mycalesis sp.13
Bicyclus dorothea50
Bicyclus safitza12
Gnophodes chelys8
Gnophodes betsimena6
Melanitis leda3
Aterica galena11
Aterica sp.11
Catuna crithea25
Catuna angustatum31
Euphaedra janetta11
Euphaedra xypete9
Euphaedra sarcoptera21
Euphaedra harpalyce11
Euphaedra medon5
Cymothoe mabillei12
Cymothoe gesta16
Cymothoe fumana11
Euriphene simplex10
Euriphene barombina11
Neptis nemetes2
Neptis melicerta8
Neptis metella8
Pseudacraea boisduvali4
Pseudacraea lucretia7
Phalanta phalanta5
Hamanumida daedalus2
Euphaedra edwardsii1
Ariadne albifasca3
Eurytela dryope1
Junonia oenone48
Junonia terea24
Junonia sophia10
Junonia chorimene3
Salamis cacta1
Hypolimnas anthedon5
Hypolimnas salmacis7
Hypolimnas misippus4
Libythea nalabdaca1
Charaxes varanes4
Charaxes brutus1
Danaus sp.3
Danaus chrysippus15
Amauris hecate14
Amauris niavius1
Leptosia alcesta20
Leptosia medusa13
Leptosia marginea10
Belenois calypso14
Belenois creona1
Mylothris chloris20
Mylothris rhodope1
Nepheronia pharis10
Nepheronia thalassina17
Nepheronia argia8
Colotis danae4
Appias sylvia3
Appias sabina2
Colotis evippe1
Eurema brigitta20
Eurema floricola22
Eurema senegalensis3
Eurema hecabe6
Colotis antevippe8
Catopsilla florella6
Pyrrhiades lucagus14
Anthene liodes15
Oxylides faunus2
Euchrysops albistriata7
Dapidodigma hymen21
Graphium antheus2
Graphium policenes4
Papilio demodocus18
Papilio phorcas2
Papilio bromius2
Papilio enestheus1
Papilio nireus4
Papilio horribilis1
Papilio dardanus5
Acraea alciope10
Acraea zetes13
Acraea macaria1