Area of distribution and damage of Asproparthenis punctiventris Germar

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

Date of creation:



1:20 000 000.

Accuracy of map:

The map was created based on materials of map with scale 1:33 000 000, on literature and by analysis of the collections of the Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences.


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Basic contents:

Vector map of three thematic layers. Area of species distribution is shown by polygons. Zones of pest damage are shown by polygons.

Accuracy of classifier:

Within the area of distribution the two zones of damage (moderate and low) are established according to the extent the species damages agricultural plants. In the zone of moderate damage the pest population density in autumn is 0.6-1.0 adults per square m and in the zone of low damage is 0.1-0.5 adults per square m.

Method of map production:

Scientists were given maps with boundaries of Oblasts and arable lands. After reviewing historic literature, species distribution was hand drawn on maps. If data were on the Oblast-level, distribution is on the Oblast level. In some cases, Oblast.s are further refined by boundaries of the Arable Land Map. Hand drawn maps were scanned, georeferenced and vectorized. The principal sources utilized were from the collections of the Zoological Institute and Bobrinskii et al., (1969). The following sources were used to determined the borders for the zones of pest damage: Zverezomb-Zubovskii (1956), Dobrovol'skii (1959), Petrukha (1971), Tril' et al., (1971), Lakhidov et al. (1976). The zone of moderate damage comprises the cropping zone of sugar-beet in the Ukraine and Moldavia. In Russia an analogous situation occurs in Belgorod, Kursk, Voronezh, Rostov, the southern part of Tambov Regions, Krasnodar and western part of Stavropol Territory. The zone of weak damage comprises the southern part of Ukraine, northern part of Tambov Region, Volga River Basin region, and Transcaucasia.

Reference citations:

Dobrovol'skii B.V. 1959. Distribution of insect pests. Moscow: Sovetskaya Nauka. 215 p. (In Russian)
Lakhidov A.I., ed. 1976. The system of estimation and forecast of development of pests and diseases of field cultures in Central-Chernozem Region. Voronezh: knizhnoe izd. 136 p. (In Russian)
Luk.yanovich Th.K. 1958. A contribution to the biology, geographical and systematics of the species of the subgenus Bothynoderes Sch?nh. s. str. (Coleoptera, Curculionidae). Entomol. obozr., 37(1): 105-123. (In Russian)
Petrukha O.I. 1971. Principal results of the pest investigation on sugar beet in zones of country and scientific tasks for the next years. In: Zashchita rastenii sakharnoi svekly i drugikh kul.tur ot vreditelei (Plant protection of sugar beet and other cultures from pests). Kiev. 3-24 p. (In Russian)
Tril', O.R., Shatrovskaya L.D., Nalivaiko Z.P. 1971. Some peculiarities of development of the Sugar Beet Weevil in the Northern Caucasus.  In: Zubenko V.F., ed. Plant protection of sugar beet and other cultures from pests. Kiev: VNIIS: 199-205. (In Russian)
Zverezomb-Zubovskij E.V. 1956. Pests of sugar-beet. Kiev: Izd. AN Ukr. SSR. 276 p. (In Russian)

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