Area of distribution and damage of Aelia rostrata Boheman

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Specialist-biologist M.N. Berim,
GIS-specialist M.I. Saulich.

Date of creation:



1:20 000 000.

Accuracy of map:

It is created on materials of map of natural scale 1:33 000 000.


"Alber's Equal Area Conic", 9, 1001, 7, 100, 0, 44, 68, 0, 0.

Basic contents:

Vector map is composed of 3 thematic layers. Zones of distribution and damage are shown by polygons.

Accuracy of the classifier:

The insect area is divided into zones of high and low damage using the published materials (Gurova, 1966; Puchkov, 1972; Vasil'ev, 1973). The zone of high damage includes regions that are characterized by average population density of 3 and more bugs per 1 square meter; the zone of low damage has 1 to 3 bugs per 1 square meter.

Method of map production:

The northern border has been marked after the published materials (Kerzhner & Yachevskii, 1964; Puchkov, 1972), the materials of VIZR expeditions have been also taken into account. The results of the analysis of hosts spreading have been used according to the atlas of the USSR vegetation, taking into account the temperature preference of this insect. The species is observed northward to Byelorussia, Moscow, Nizhnii Novgorod Regions and Tatarstan. The climatic conditions of Middle Asia and Kazakhstan are suitable for this pest, therefore, these territories are marked as its area, but original investigations were not conducted there. High mountains and deserts are excluded from the area. The borders of zones of different damage are given using the criteria that have been published by N. G. Samedov (1957); D Gidayatov (1966); N. Gurova (1966); V. P. Vasil'ev (1973). High damage appears usually in steppe part of Ukraine (Vasil'ev, 1973) and Russia to Ural (Puchkov, 1972). The low damage zone is the forest-steppe zone. There are original data on A. rostrata damage in Transcaucasia (Samedov, 1957; Gidayatov, 1966). The vector map of the distribution of cereals within the territory of the Former Soviet Union has been also used for the correction of damage zones (Koroleva et al., 2003). The map has been scanned; its registration and vectorization have been made by GIS-technology means.

Reference citations:

Baranov A.N. 1969. Atlas of the USSR. Moscow: Chief Department of Geodesy and Cartography. P. 90-91 (in Russian).
Gidayatov D. 1966. Zonal distribution of cereal bugs and their number forecasting in Azerbaijan. In: Ul'yanishchev V.I., ed. Proceedings of Session of Transcaucasian Board to coordination research works on plant protection. Baku: MSKh AzSSR. P. 254-257 (in Russian).
Gurova N. 1966. Pentatomidae . pests of winter cereals. Zashchita rastenii 7: 14-16 (in Russian).
Kerzhner I.M. & Yachevskii T.L. 1964. Order Hemiptera - bugs. In: Bei-Bienko G.Ya., ed. Keys to insects of the European part of the USSR. V. 1. Moscow & Leningrad: Nauka. P. 837 (in Russian).
Puchkov V.G. 1972. Order Hemiptera - bugs. In: Kryzhanovskii O.L., ed. Insects and mites- pests of agricultural cultures. V. 1. Leningrad: Nauka. P. 227 (in Russian).
Samedov N.G. 1957. On biological features of cereal bugs in Azerbaijan. In: Kalandadze L.P., ed. Proceedings of III conference of VEO. Tbilisi: Georgian agricultural institute. P. 88-90 (in Russian).
Vasil.ev V.P., ed. 1973. Pests of agricultural crops and forest plantations. 1. Kiev: Urozhai. P.348-350 (in Russian).

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