Cusuco National Park (2012)
Basic information
Sample name: Cusuco National Park (2012)

Reference: K. W. McCravy, J. Van Dyke, T. J. Creedy, and D. W. Roubik. 2016. Orchid bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Euglossini) of Cusuco National Park, State of Cortés, Honduras. Florida Entomologist 99(4):765-768 [ER 2454]
Country: Honduras
State: Cortés

Coordinate: 15.51° N, -88.24° W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text as range
Geography comments: the park is "about 30 km west of San Pedro Sula"
coordinates are the midpoints of seven coordinates stated in the text
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Protection: national/state park
Substrate: ground surface
Disturbance: agriculture, selective logging
Habitat comments: "Habitat types include disturbed and undisturbed mature broadleaf forest, secondary broadleaf forest, disturbed pine–broadleaf forest, mature pine forest, open disturbed grassland, open disturbed logged areas, and open coffee plantations... Mean total annual rainfall by habitat type ranged from 1, 743.0 mm for disturbed broadleaf forest (Mar minimum = 60.9 mm, Jun maximum = 245.8 mm) to 1, 835.5 mm for secondary broadleaf forest (Mar minimum = 61.8 mm, Jun maximum = 258.3 mm). Mean precipitation for each sample site was extracted from downsampled WorldClim data (www. interpolated from weather station data in San Pedro Sula"
Life forms: orchid bees
Sites: 68
Sampling methods: no design, other nets, baited
Sample size: 1567
Years: 2012
Sampling comments: "The study was done from mid-Jun to early Aug in 2012... Orchid bees were collected with insect nets at bait stations, which consisted of a cotton ball with a chemical attractant suspended about 1.7 m above the ground by a string. Five bait stations, about 5 m apart, were established during each collection period. Five chemical attractants were used (benzyl acetate, cineole, eugenol, methyl salicylate, and vanillin)... The collection period was 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Collections were done at 68 established sample sites, each within 2 km of 1 of the 7 research camps located throughout the park... Most sites were sampled twice"
Sample: 2723
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2017-04-17 19:48:10
Modified: 2017-04-17 19:51:12
Abundance distribution
22 species
5 singletons
total count 1567
Fisher's α: 3.623
geometric series k: 0.7183
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.5364
Shannon's H: 1.3414
Good's u: 0.9968