Njoro (high forest)
Basic information
Sample name: Njoro (high forest)
Sample aka: Taveta

Reference: W. H. R. Lumsden. 1955. Entomological Studies, relating to yellow fever epidemiology, at Gede and Taveta, Kenya. Bulletin of Entomological Research 46(1):149-183 [ER 2313]
Geography
Country: Kenya

Coordinate: 3° 24' S, 37° 42' E
Basis of coordinate: estimated from map
Geography comments: "on the south-east edge of Mount Kilimanjaro... at an altitutde of about 2, 500 ft... Near the Njoro springs"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Substrate: ground surface
WMT: 26.8
CMT: 20.4
MAP: 575.0
Habitat comments: "The forest reaches its best development at Njoro where many of the trees exceed 50 m. in stature... The indigenous people, the Wataveta, occupy a reserved area... Most of the population lives in grass huts either within the forest or in very close association with it. The most important crop is bananas, which, along with colocasias, are grown in forest clearings, particularly in the vicinity of Njoro. There is a small amount of cultivation in the reserve outside the forested area" (so the forested area in the reserve is pristine) and sampling was within "high forest"
climate data are for Taveta
Methods
Life forms: flies, mosquitoes
Sites: 1
Sampling methods: no design, baited, hand capture
Sample size: 397
Years: 1951
Days: 3
Seasons: wet or monsoon
Sampling comments: Taveta was visited "during the main wet" season during "March to April 1951" and the "Duration of catch" at this site was 3 days with "2 to 3 boys" at "ground level" and "2 to 3 boys" at "12.7 m in a Craibia ? brevicaudata"; "The boys caught all insects, that alighted on each other's skins, in small test tubes"
Metadata
Sample: 2455
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-12-31 12:57:51
Modified: 2016-12-31 13:12:05
Abundance distribution
22 species
7 singletons
total count 397
Fisher's α: 5.019
geometric series k: 0.7750
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.6910
Shannon's H: 1.8153
Good's u: 0.9824
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