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Ground-dwelling spider fauna of the Nyíri-forest near Kecskemét, Hungary

László Bali, Dániel Andrési, Katalin Tuba & Csaba Szinetár


Correspondence: Bali László

Postal address: H-9400 Sopron, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky u. 4.

e-mail: bali.laszllo.mail[at]gmail.com


During our survey, we investigated the ground-dwelling spider fauna of five forest sub-compartments (32-117 years old; with species as grey poplar, pedunculate oak and black locust) belonging to the Nyíri-forest of Central Hungary, using pitfall traps. Sampling was conducted during the year of 2016, through 190 days. We collected 1802 specimen of 39 spider species. Pardosa alacris was the most common species, with 361 specimen. Gnaphosidae was the most species rich spider family, with 8 species. Most of the trapped spiders were cursorial hunters. The community showed the highest activity during June. According to the indicator species, the surveyed forest can be considered open and relatively dry, and in a good condition regarding its naturality. The values of the Shannon diversity indices and the equitability were generally low. According to the ordination analysis, the samples collected from different forest sub-compartments separated from each other noticeably.

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    Bali, L., Andrési, D., Tuba, K. & Szinetár, Cs. (2021): Ground-dwelling spider fauna of the Nyíri-forest near Kecskemét, Hungary. Bulletin of Forestry Science, 11(2): 115-129. (in Hungarian) DOI: 10.17164/EK.2021.004

    Volume 11, Issue 2
    Pages: 115-129

    DOI: 10.17164/EK.2021.004

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    12 September 2021

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