Gudalur
Basic information
Sample name: Gudalur

Reference: R. S. Sundarraj, S. Banupriya, and D. Jeyabalan. 2016. Diversity of butterflies in Gudalur forest area, Nilgiri hills, Southern Western Ghats, India. International Journal of Advanced Research in Biological Sciences 3(5):160-167 [ER 2902]
Geography
Country: India
State: Tamil Nadu

Coordinate: 11.50° N, 76.50° E
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "in Gudalur forest area, The Nilgiri hills"
elevation 2000 to 2600 m
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Substrate: ground surface
Habitat comments: "The Southern Western Ghats are moist deciduous forests" but there are also "montane rain forests" and "shoals" (sholas) at higher elevations
"Transects were away from the influence of edges and ecotones and well within the vegetation types"
Methods
Life forms: butterflies
Sampling methods: line transect, visual
Sample size: 445
Years: 2014, 2015
Sampling comments: "Butterflies were sampled during June 2014 to May 2015 using pollard walk method... In each habitat type, two transects have been laid" and each was "2 km. Butterflies were observed up to 20 m on both sides of transects... Ocular observations were made... No collection of specimens was done"
Metadata
Sample: 3115
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2018-12-21 15:46:59
Modified: 2018-12-21 15:46:59
Abundance distribution
64 species
3 singletons
total count 445
Fisher's α: 20.493
geometric series k: 0.9502
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9743
Shannon's H: 3.8758
Good's u: 0.9934
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