Area of distribution and damage of Agapanthia dahli (Richt.)

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Object specialists - G.E.David'yan,
GIS-specialist - M.I.Saulich.

Date of creation:



1:20 000 000.

Accuracy of the map:

It is created on materials of the map with scale 1:33 000 000 on the basis of information taken from literature.


"Alber.s Equal Conica for the USSR", 9, 1001, 7, 100, 0, 44, 68, 0, 0.

Basic content:

Vector map, which consists of 2 thematic layers. Area of distribution and zone of damage are shown by polygons.

Accuracy of the classifier:

Within the area of distribution, the zone of low pest damage is only established according to the extent of its damage to agricultural plants. In the zone of low damage, harmfulness of A. dahli is about 2 points under the 5-point scale of harmfulness (Kopaneva et al., 1981).

Method of map production:

The species inhabits forest-steppe and steppe zones in the European part of the USSR northward to Chernihiv, Tula, Kazan, Kirov, Perm (Plavil'shchikov, 1968; Danilevskii & Miroshnikov, 1985), whole Caucasus (Samedov, 1963; Dumbadze, 1968; Danilevskii & Miroshnikov, 1985), the South of Siberia eastward to Baikal (Cherepanov, 1984), Middle Asia, Kazakhstan (Plavil'shchikov, 1968; Kostin, 1978; Cherepanov, 1984). A record of the species in Karelia (Yakovlev et al., 1986) is doubtful. The zone of low damage comprises the territory of sunflower growing in the southeastern European part of the USSR, including Saratov Region and adjacent territories (Megalov, 1933; Plavil'shchikov, 1968; Kopaneva et al., 1981).

Reference citations:

Cherepanov A.I. 1984. Capricorn beetles of Northern Asia (Lamiinae: Pterycoptini . Agapanthiini). Novosibirsk: Nauka, 214 p. (in Russian).
Danilevskii M.L. & Miroshnikov A.I. 1985. Capricorn beetles of the Caucasus (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae). Keys. Krasnodar: KSKHI, 419 p. (in Russian).
Dumbadze A.I. 1968. About peculiar properties of the pest fauna of sunflower in zones of its growing. In: Kanchaveli L.A., ed. Materials of the session of Transcaucasian Board of coordination of plant protection researchers. Tbilisi: NIIZR Gruz.SSR, p. 495-498 (in Russian)
Gussakovskii V.V. 1949. Coleoptera. In: Pavlovskii E.N. & Shtakelberg A.A., eds. Pest Animals of Middle Asia (handbook). Moscow & Leningrad: AN SSSR: 179-198 (in Russian)
Kopaneva L.M., ed. 1981. Keys to harmful and useful insects and mites of the industrial crops in the USSR. Leningrad: Kolos. 272 p. (in Russian).
Kostin I.A. 1978. Capricorn beetles of the genus Agapanthia Serv. (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) from Kazakhstan. An attempt of revised classification. Entomol. Obozrenie 57 (3): 596-605 (in Russian).
Megalov A.A. 1933. Significance of Agapanthia dahli (Richt.) in sunflower crops and control measures. Sotsialisticheskoe zernovoe khozyaistvo, Saratov 5-6: 74-80 (in Russian).
Plavil'shchikov N.N. 1968. Review of the genus Agapanthia Serv. (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) of the USSR fauna. In: Zhelokhovtsev A.N. & Zimina L.V., eds. Collection of works of Zool. Museum of MGU. V. 11. Moscow: MGU, p. 113-168 (in Russian).
Samedov N.G. 1963. Fauna and biology of the beetles injuring agricultural plants in Azerbaijan. Baku: AN Azerb.SSR, 384 p. (in Russian).
Yakovlev E.B., Shorokhov V.V. & Gorbunova V.N. 1986. Materials on the fauna of xylophagous beetles in Karelia. In: Yakovlev E.B. & Uzenbaev S.D., eds. Fauna and ecology of Karelian invertebrates. Petrozavodsk: Karelian branch AN SSSR, p. 40-59 (in Russian).

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