Palo Verde Biological Station
Basic information
Sample name: Palo Verde Biological Station

Reference: N. Burkett-Cadena, S. P. Graham, and L. A. Giovanetto. 2013. Resting environments of some Costa Rican mosquitoes. Journal of Vector Ecology 38(1):12-19 [ER 2240]
Country: Costa Rica

Coordinate: 10° 24' N, 85° 19' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "Palo Verde Biological Station, Guanacaste... within Palo Verde National Park" (coordinate based on Palo Verde National Park)
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Protection: national/state park
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 30.0
MAP: 1307.0
Habitat comments: "deciduous tropical dry forest bordered by a large freshwater marsh and associated wetlands. All collecting sites were located within a dry forest/open rural mosaic and were within 1 km of the freshwater marsh"
climate data are for the Palo Verde Biological Station and are from Bernal and Mitsch (2008, Ecological Engineering)
Life forms: mosquitoes
Sampling methods: no design, sweep nets, hand capture
Sample size: 431
Years: 2010
Seasons: wet or monsoon
Sampling comments: counts are of females; "mosquitoes were collected using a hand-held, battery-powered aspirator or sweep net... Collections were made on eleven mornings (07:00 09:00, every four days) during the month of August, 2010"
Sample: 2288
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-10-18 19:50:58
Modified: 2018-06-30 21:04:00
Abundance distribution
9 species
2 singletons
total count 431
standardised richness: 3.3
Fisher's α: 1.609
geometric series k: 0.5278
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.6853
Shannon's H: 1.3051
Good's u: 0.9954