Basic information
Sample name: Odumante

Reference: B. T. Nganso, R. Kyerematen, and D. Obeng-Ofori. 2012. Diversity and abundance of butterfly species in the Abiriw and Odumante sacred groves in the eastern region of Ghana. Research in Zoology 2(5):38-46 [ER 3257]
Country: Ghana

Coordinate: 5° 50' N, 0° 11' W
Basis of coordinate: estimated from map
Geography comments: an "isolated" forest fragment in the Akwapim South District that is "under the jurisdiction of local traditional councils"
coordinate given as "08-82N;00- 02 W" (shown on a map as a few km south of Aburi)
"The sacred groves range in size from 400 m2 to 250 m2" (assumed to mean 400 to 250 ha)
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Altered habitat: disturbed forest
Protection: other protected area
Substrate: ground surface
Disturbance: selective logging
Habitat comments: "in the Moist Semi-Deciduous Forest Zone... completely surrounded by an anthropogenically derived farm bush savannah matrix" and "the grove is exploited for fuel wood, used as a burial ground by local people and a site for acting of local movies"
Life forms: butterflies
Sampling methods: line transect, baited, other traps, visual
Sample size: 376
Seasons: dry, wet or monsoon
Sampling comments: "Typical fruit-baited charaxes traps and transect walk-and-counts were used... One transect of 250 m was established from the edge of the forest to the forest interior and 5 charaxes traps were hung in each sacred site. Individual traps within areas were separated from each other by at least 50 m and by no more than 250 m... Sampling was carried out monthly during the rainy season (June, July and October) and dry season (December, January and February)... Sampling at a given site consisted of baiting the charaxes traps with mashed, fermenting or rotting banana with beer and retrieving trap collections after 4 days... All butterflies seen within 2.5 m on either side of the transect route and edge of sacred grove and up to 5 m in front of the observer were recorded"
Sample: 3599
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2020-04-24 19:03:50
Modified: 2020-04-24 19:03:50
Abundance distribution
51 species
8 singletons
total count 376
Fisher's α: 15.920
geometric series k: 0.9369
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9613
Shannon's H: 3.4954
Good's u: 0.9789