Area of distribution and damage of Agrilus viridis (L.).

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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. viridis is about 2-3 points under the 5-point scale of harmfulness (Kopaneva et al., 1984). Threshold of harmfulness on the currant plantations is 5-8 adults per 1 bush after blossoming.

Method of map production:

Data from the open publications are used for allocation of the pest area and zone damage. It inhabits the European part of the USSR northward to Karelia, White Sea and Komi Republic (Rikhter, 1944; Sedykh, 1974; Yakovlev et al., 1986), whole Caucasus (Samedov, 1963), most part of Western and Eastern Siberia, Far East (Mikhal'tsov, 1969; Anisimova, 1978), Middle Asia, Kazakhstan (Alekseev, 1989). Northern borders of the species area are established after distribution of its host plants (Alekseev, 1989), i.e., along forest-tundra zone (Vorob.eva, 1986). The zone of low damage comprises territory of currant growing in forest-steppe zone of Ukraine (Savkovskii & Rybalov, 1981) and in Non-Chernozem zone of Russia (Kopaneva et al., 1984).

Reference citations:

Alekseev A.V. 1989. Family Buprestidae . buprestids. In: Ler P.A., ed. Keys to insects of the Far East of the USSR. V. 3. Coleoptera, or beetles. Part 1. Leningrad: Nauka, 572 p. (in Russian).
Anisimova O.A. 1978. Beech splendor beetle . pest of black-currant in Amur Region. In: Kulik S.A., ed. Fauna and ecology of insects in East Siberia and Far East. Irkutsk: Irkutsk University, p. 118-124 (in Russian).
Kostin A.V. 1969. On food forms of Agrilus viridis (Coleoptera, Buprestidae). Zool. zhurnal 48 (1): 85-92 (in Russian).
Mikhal'tsov V.P. 1969. Beech splendor beetle and currant borer in Primorskii Territory. Zashchita rastenii 10: 20-21 (in Russian).
Polyakov I.Ya., Ebert V., Tanskii V.I. & Shven P. 1983. Evaluation and forecast of harmfulness of species and species complexes. In: Polyakov I.Ya. & Ebert V., eds. Control and forecast . the basis of purposeful plant protection. Berlin: ASKhN GDR, p. 294-322 (in Russian).
Polyakov I.Ya., Kopaneva L.M. & Dorokhova G.I. 1984. Number and distribution of pests and entomophages of fruit and berry cultures in different agricultural zones of the USSR. In: Kopaneva L.M., ed. Key to harmful and useful insects and mites of fruit and berry cultures in the USSR. Leningrad: Kolos: 6-45 (in Russian).
Rikhter A.A. 1944. Review of the buprestid beetles of the European part of the USSR (Coleoptera, Buprestidae). Zoological proceedings (3). Erevan: AS Arm. SSR, p. 131-176 (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).
Savkovskii P.P. & Rybalov L.N. 1981. Biological properties of Agrilus viridis L. Vestnik Zoologii 1: 82-86 (in Russian).
Sedykh K.F. 1974. Fauna of the Komi ASSR. Invertebrata. Syktyvkar: Komi knizhnoe izdat., 191 p. (in Russian).
Silfverberg H. 1992. Enumeratio Coleopterorum Fennoscandiae, Daniae et Baltiae. Helsinki-Helsingfors: Helsingin Hyonteisvaihtoyhdistys, 94 p.
Vorob.eva G.I., ed. 1986. Forest encyclopaedia. V. 2. Moscow: Sovetskaya entsiklopediya, 631 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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