Basic information
Sample name: Villavicencio

Reference: M. Bates. 1944. Observations on the distribution of diurnal mosquitoes in a tropical forest. Ecology 25(2):159-170 [ER 2276]
Country: Colombia

Coordinate: 4° 9' N, 73° 38' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "Most of the studies... were made in an area of foothill forest which we call La Forzosa" which is in the foothills and others at Ocoa, in the piedmont (coordinate based on Villavicencio)
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical moist broadleaf forest
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 24.0
MAP: 4500.0
Habitat comments: "definitely of the rain forest type, with a total precipitation of between four and five meters annually... forest temperatures" have "means between 23║ C. and 25║áC."; the piedmont forest "probably originally extended from the base of the mountains (elevation about 450 meters above sea level) for about twenty kilometers into the plain... Much of this forest has been cleared in the vicinity of Villavicencio for plantings and pasture... the foothill forest... covers the base of the mountains"
Life forms: mosquitoes
Sites: 2
Sampling methods: no design, hand capture
Sample size: 7570
Sampling comments: "Mosquito captures... are made at fixed points... a letter is used to designate a particular tree... Each man catches the mosquitoes that come to him... The mosquitoes are caught separately in glass vials; suction tubes were abandoned because of the danger from Dermatobia"; counts are for two trees each at La Forzosa and Ocoa
Sample: 2376
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-12-19 13:40:27
Modified: 2016-12-19 13:40:27
Abundance distribution
12 species
0 singletons
total count 7570
standardised richness: 12.0
Fisher's α: 1.396
geometric series k: 0.6301
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.6556
Shannon's H: 1.5717
Good's u: 1.0000