Area of distribution and damage of Aphthona euphorbiae Schrank., Aphthona flaviceps All., Longitarsus parvulus Payk.

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Object specialist - G.E. Davidyan
GIS-specialist - M.I. Saulich

Date of creation:




Accuracy of the map:

Map was created on a scale of 1:33,000,000 using 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 classifier:

Within the area of distribution, the extent of damage to flax crops resulted in a zone of low damage only, in which the maximum flax flea beetle damage never exceeds 3 on the 5-point scale of harmfulness (Kopaneva et al., 1981).

Mapping procedure:

In the former USSR, the area includes the territory from the western borders (Palii & Avanesova, 1975) east to Baikal Lake, including the Caucasus (Samedov, 1963), Middle Asia, Kazakhstan (Lopatin, 1977; Lopatin & Kulenova, 1986) and Sayan Mountains (Dubeshko & Medvedev, 1989). The northern border of the area in Western Siberia coincides approximately with the northern border of forest-steppe zone. The zone of low damage consists of flax-growing territories in the Baltic States, Byelorussia, northern Ukraine, the European part of Russia north of forest-steppe zone, and steppe and forest-steppe zones of Western Siberia. The borders of the damage zone were determined according to Palii (1961), Vasil'ev (1974), and Kopaneva et al. (1981). Correction of the low pest damage zone configuration was determined according to the map of I.E. Koroleva (2003), which characterizes regions with the largest flax distribution.

Sources of data:

Dubeshko, L.N. & Medvedev, L.N. 1989. Ecology of leaf beetles of Siberia and the Far East. Irkutsk: Irkutsk University. 224 p. (in Russian).
Kopaneva, L.M., ed. 1982. Keys to harmful and useful insects and mites on vegetable plants and potato in the USSR. Leningrad: Kolos. 272 p. (in Russian).
Lopatin, I.K. 1977. Leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae) of Middle Asia and Kazakhstan. Leningrad: Nauka. 289 p. (in Russian).
Lopatin, I.K. & Kulenova, K.Z. 1986. Leaf beetles (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) from Kazakhstan. Alma-Ata: Nauka. 199 p. (in Russian).
Palii, V.F. 1961. Fauna of pest flea beetles of the USSR. Frunze: AN Kirgiz.SSR. 101 p. (in Russian).
Palii, V.F. & Avanesova, G.A. 1975. Flea beetles (Keys to genera and harmful species). Tashkent: Fan. 111 p. (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).
Vasil'ev, V.P., ed. 1974. Pests of agricultural crops and forest plantations. V. 2. Kiev: Urozhai. 606 p. (in Russian).

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