Welder Wildlife Refuge (1985)
Basic information
Sample name: Welder Wildlife Refuge (1985)

Reference: H. F. Howden and C. H. Scholtz. 1986. Changes in a Texas dung beetle community between 1975 and 1985 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae). Coleopterists Bulletin 40(4):313-316 [ER 297]
Geography
Country: United States
State: Texas

Coordinate: 28° 11' N, 97° 31' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "17 km N. north of Sinton" (coordinate extrapolated from Sinton)
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical savanna
Substrate: ground surface
WMT: 29.2
CMT: 14.2
MAP: 982.0
Habitat comments: apparently a savanna with prickly pear cactuses based on photos
MAP based on average of 1965-1974 and 1975-1984 figures given in text; CMT and WMT based on climate station 72251 (Corpus Christi International Airport)
Methods
Life forms: scarab beetles
Sampling methods: no design, baited, pitfall traps
Sample size: 844
Years: 1974, 1975
Days: 6
Seasons: spring
Nets or traps: 5
Net or trap nights: 30
Sampling comments: "Five traps were set, one each in all types of habitats... The traps were each run for two three-day periods"
traps were baited with "feces"
Metadata
Sample: 598
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2014-03-27 13:55:10
Modified: 2015-09-28 19:04:18
Abundance distribution
15 species
4 singletons
total count 844
Fisher's α: 2.591
geometric series k: 0.6823
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8236
Shannon's H: 1.9326
Good's u: 0.9953
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