El Esteron
Basic information
Sample name: El Esteron
Sample aka: Playa El Icacal

Reference: T. C. Bonebrake and R. Sorto. 2009. Butterfly (Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea) rapid assessment of a coastal countryside in El Salvador. Tropical Conservation Science 2(1):34-51 [ER 676]
Geography
Country: El Salvador

Coordinate: 13° 12' N, 88° 3' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: shown as being about 6 km east of Intipucá (basis of coordinate)
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Altered habitat: pasture
Substrate: ground surface
Disturbance: grazing
MAT: 22.8
WMT: 24.5
CMT: 21.8
MAP: 1789.0
Habitat comments: "a large pasture with isolated trees and shrubs that is directly adjacent to the western estuary of El Icacal"
there is no nearby climate station; MAT, CMT, WMT, and MAP are for San Salvador (elevation 710 m) and are based on Owen et al. (1991)
Methods
Life forms: butterflies
Sampling methods: line transect, hand capture, visual
Sample size: 250
Years: 2008
Sampling comments: combination of visual sightings and hand captures along transects with trapping "using cylindrical Van Someren-Ryndon traps baited with rotting bananas and beer"; however, < 1% of all individuals were trapped and so the "baited" box is not checked
Metadata
Sample: 1308
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-02-20 14:52:35
Modified: 2015-02-20 14:52:35
Abundance distribution
31 species
10 singletons
total count 250
Fisher's α: 9.321
geometric series k: 0.8607
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8408
Shannon's H: 2.5370
Good's u: 0.9601
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