Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

Insect Diversity on Mount Mansfield: Insect Diversity on Mount Mansfield: Moths

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Metadata Provider

  • Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

    • Address:
      705 Spear Street
      South Burlington, Vermont 05403
      United States of America

      Phone: (802) 656-2975
      Email: femc@uvm.edu
      Website: www.uvm.edu/femc

Abstract

    Survey insects to establish site specific data on species abundance and diversity, and to establish permanent monitoring sites for long term trend information. Document insect biodiversity with respect to elevation and habitat. Document taxonomic diversity and abundance of selected insect groups, especially Lepidoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera, and Coleoptera.

People

  • John Grehan: Principal Investigator

  • Bruce L. Parker: Principal Investigator

  • James Boone: Content Provider

Keywords

  • locations, species abundance, species diversity,

Geographic Coverage

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  • Coordinate System

Data Table

  • Title: Insect Diversity on Mount Mansfield: Moths
  • Start Date: 1991-05-01
  • End Date: 1995-11-01
  • Description: Describe the diversity of Lepidoptera (moths) in three different habitats on Mount Mansfield.

  • Purpose: Document taxonomic diversity and abundance of selected insect groups, especially Lepidopterans, at different elevations

  • Condensed Title: Z0012_Moths

  • Object Name: VMC.12.215

  • Data Type: mySQL
  • Citation: Grehan J., and B. Parker. 1995. Insect Diversity on Mount Mansfield: Moths. FEMC. Can be found at: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/insect-diversity-mount-mansfield-light-traps/dataset/insect-diversity-mount-mansfield-moths

  • Online Distribution: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/insect-diversity-mount-mansfield-light-traps/dataset/insect-diversity-mount-mansfield-moths

Attribute List

    Attribute Name: Code
    • Label: Code
    • Description: Code
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: Day
    • Label: Day
    • Description: Day
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: interval
    Attribute Name: Month
    • Label: Month
    • Description: Month
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: interval
    Attribute Name: Number_Quanity
    • Label: Number_Quanity
    • Description: Number_Quanity
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: interval
    Attribute Name: Site
    • Label: Site
    • Description: Site
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: Trap
    • Label: Trap
    • Description: Trap
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: Year
    • Label: Year
    • Description: Year
    • Storage Type: date
    • Measurment Type: datetime
    • String Format: YYYY

Methods

  • Current Methods
    • Sample analysis
      • Started: 1991-05-01
      • Method Description: Samples are sorted, identified and stored at the Entomology Research Laboratory.


  • Past Methods (no longer in use)
    • Light trap
      • Started: 1991-05-01
        Ended: 1995-11-01
      • Method Description: A single light trap is placed in or near the center of four circular (20 m diameter) plots at each elevation.

    • Light trap operation
      • Started: 1991-05-01
        Ended: 1995-11-01
      • Method Description: Light traps are operated once a week from April/May to October.

    • Sample elevations
      • Started: 1991-05-01
        Ended: 1995-11-01
      • Method Description: Three elevations are sampled: 400 m (Proctor Maple Research Center), 640 m (Underhill State Park) and 1160 m (summit).

    • Current elevation use
      • Started: 1994-11-01
        Ended: 1995-11-01
      • Method Description: The 1160 m elevation is discontinued, a 715 m site is added, and the 400 and 640 m sites are continued.

Sampling Equipment

  • UV black light, collection bins
    • Started: 1991-05-01
      Ended: 1995-11-01
    • Sampling Description: UV black-light supported over plastic collectin bin and powered by car battery.

Site Characteristics

  • Site Description: Browns River watershed at 400 m (Proctor Maple Research Center) in a sugar maple forest, 640 m (Underhill State Park) in a mixed hardwood forest, 1160 m (UVM Natural Area) in a sub-alpine balsam fir forest, and 715 m (Underhill State Park) in a mixed hardwood/softwood forest.