Basic information
Sample name: Mbuinjeru

Reference: E. J. Muturi, J. Shililu, B. Jacob, W. Gu, J. Githure, and R. Novak. 2006. Mosquito species diversity and abundance in relation to land use in a riceland agroecosystem in Mwea, Kenya. Journal of Vector Ecology 31(1):129-137 [ER 2209]
Country: Kenya

Coordinate: 0° 23' S, 37° 31' E
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "in Mwea division in Kirinyaga District, 100 km northeast of Nairobi" (coordinate based on Mbuinjeru)
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical savanna
Altered habitat: inhabited area
Protection: unprotected
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 21.3
WMT: 26.5
CMT: 16.0
MAP: 950.0
Habitat comments: "Over 50% of the scheme area is used for irrigated rice cultivation while the remaining area is used for subsistence farming, grazing, and community activities"
Life forms: mosquitoes
Sites: 30
Sampling methods: no design, fogging
Sample size: 36397
Years: 2004, 2005
Days: 26
Sampling comments: "Adult mosquitoes were sampled fortnightly in 30 randomly selected houses... between April 2004 and March 2005. The same houses were sampled throughout the study period but on some occasions circumstances required that a nearby house be substituted. The houses were sampled... pyrethrum spray collection (PSC) method... White sheets were spread on the floor of the whole house and the house sprayed with 0.3% pyrethrum in water"
Sample: 2247
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-08-31 20:54:38
Modified: 2020-01-14 18:32:23
Abundance distribution
17 species
1 singleton
total count 36397
standardised richness: 3.5
Fisher's α: 1.705
geometric series k: 0.5370
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.5919
Shannon's H: 1.1487
Good's u: 1.0000