North of Caldwell (open pasture, 1979)
Basic information
Sample name: North of Caldwell (open pasture, 1979)

Reference: G. T. Fincher, R. R. Blume, J. S. Hunter III, and K. R. Beerwinkle. 1986. Seasonal distribution and diel flight activity of dung-feeding scarabs in open and wooded pasture in east-central Texas. Southwestern Entomologist Supplement 10:1-35 [ER 323]
Geography
Country: United States
State: Texas

Coordinate: 30° 38' N, 96° 39' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: 13 km north of Caldwell and 28 km west of College Station
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical savanna
Altered habitat: pasture
Substrate: ground surface
WMT: 29.1
CMT: 10.1
MAP: 996.0
Habitat comments: open area of a cattle pasture
average precip 995.9 based on data for College Station, "which is the approximate yearly average rainfall at the study site"
average CMT and WMT are based on College Station data
Methods
Life forms: scarab beetles
Sampling methods: no design, baited, other traps
Sample size: 108340
Years: 1979, 1980
Days: 174
Nets or traps: 1
Net or trap nights: 174
Sampling comments: a single "battery-operated, automated underground" trap with a "large funnel" that was baited with "swine feces" and "operated 3-4 days/wk" between March 1979 and November 1980, i.e., for approximately 174 days
all beetles were captured and released
Metadata
Sample: 638
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2014-03-28 20:23:18
Modified: 2015-09-29 20:24:04
Abundance distribution
25 species
4 singletons
total count 108340
Fisher's α: 2.326
geometric series k: 0.6381
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7152
Shannon's H: 1.5665
Good's u: 1.0000
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