La Mallada Larga (2005)
Basic information
Sample name: La Mallada Larga (2005)

Reference: C. Polidori, P. Mendiola, J. D. Asís, J. Tormos, M. D. García, and J. Selfa. 2009. Predatory habits of the grasshopper-hunting wasp Stizus continuus Hymenoptera: Crabronidae): diet preference, predator-prey size relationships and foraging capacity. Journal of Natural History 43(47-48):2985-3000 [ER 2182]
Country: Spain

Coordinate: 39° 20' N, 0° 40' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "at 'La Mallada Larga' of 'Dehesa del Saler'... inside the Albufera Natural Park... we sampled grasshoppers in an area of about 0.25 km2"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: Mediterranean woodland
Substrate: ground surface
Habitat comments: "a coastal salt marsh with damp sandy soil, affected by periods of inundation, but also by periods of drought and desiccation during summer" but "most of the sampled area (see later) was covered by Med- iterranean pine wood (70%) and bare soil trails and areas.... 25%"
Life forms: orthopterans
Sampling methods: no design, sweep nets, hand capture
Sample size: 74
Years: 2005
Sampling comments: "We sampled the grasshoppers in the environment by netting bushes and grasses with an insect net of 30 cm in diameter with a 50-cm handle, or directly intercepting them on the soil or on plants... The study area was visited every one to three days" but the full sampling interval is not stated
Sample: 2209
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-08-06 21:01:12
Modified: 2016-08-06 21:01:12
Abundance distribution
4 species
1 singleton
total count 74
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 0.906
geometric series k: 0.2924
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.5250
Shannon's H: 0.8528
Good's u: 0.9868