Area of distribution and damage of Atomaria linearis Steph.

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

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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, zone of low damage only is established where the threshold of harmfulness of the Atomaria linearis on beet seedlings is about 300 adults per 1 sq.m, or 10 adults per 500 g of soil taken from a depth about 20 cm (Kubatska, 1975).

Procedure of map drawing:

Data from the open publications are used for allocation of area and zones of pest damage. It inhabits the European part of the former USSR, including Latvia, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine (Tril, 1971; Petrukha et al., 1978) and Kaliningrad (Otero et al., 2007), Moscow (Lyubarskii, 1988), Lipetsk (Tsurikov, 2005), Ulyanovsk, Samara Regions of Russia (Lyubarskii, 1994) and Chuvashia (Lyubarskii & Egorov, 2003). It is distributed in the Caucasus (Zverezomb-Zubovskii, 1956; Malenev et al., 1967; Lyubarskii & Egorov, 2003), Northern Kazakhstan including Astana Region (Kosolapova, 1974), Altai, areas around Baikal and Primorskii Territory (Lyubarskii, 1992; Lyubarskii & Egorov, 2003). Atomaria linearis apparently inhabits Lithuania and Estonia, because it is known from the adjacent countries (Kubatska, 1975; Silfverberg, 1992; Otero et al., 2007). The zone of low damage comprises the beet-growing territory in Vinnitsa, Khmelnitski, Cherkasy, Kiev, Ternopol Regions, NorthWest of Kirovograd Region, and adjacent Regions of Ukraine (Zverezomb-Zubovskii, 1956; Tril, 1971; Petrukha et al., 1978). The pest sporadically damages beet in Kuban Region (Malenev et al., 1967).

Sources of the data:

Kosolapova G.Ya. 1974. Economical significance of Cryptophagidae. In: Kosolapova G.Ya. et al., eds. Materials of the 3rd republican scientific-practical conference on plant protection in Kazakhstan. Alma-Ata: Kaz.NIIZR. p. 30-33. (in Russian)
Kubatska M. 1975. Atomaria linearis and control measures against it. In: Voronina T.I. & Lobanova G.A., eds. 8th International congress on plant protection. Moscow: Vneshtorgizdat. p. 166-172. (in Russian)
Lyubarskii G.Yu. & Egorov L.V. 2003. To fauna of Cryptophagidae and Languriidae (Insecta, Coleoptera) in Chuvashia Republic. Significance of the natural reserves on preservation of endangered steppe and marmot in Eurasia. Scientific proceedings of the natural reserve "Prisurskii". V. 11. Cheboksary-Moscow: Klio. p. 206-217. (in Russian)
Lyubarskii G.Yu. 1988. Fauna and geographical distribution of the Cryptophagidae in Moscow Region. In: Rasnitsyn A.P., ed. Insects of Moscow Region. Problems of cadastre and conservation. Moscow: Nauka. p. 46-52. (in Russian)
Lyubarskii G.Yu. 1992. Family Cryptophagidae. In: Ler P.A., ed. Keys to insects from the Far East of the USSR. V. 3. Coleoptera, or beetles. Part 2. St. Petersburg: Izd. Nauka. p. 245-274. (in Russian)
Lyubarskii G.Yu. 1994. Cryptophagidae and Languriidae (Coleoptera, Clavicornia) of the Middle part of Volga Region and Southern Ural. In: Isaev A.Yu., ed. Insects of Ulyanovsk Region. N 5. Ulyanovsk: Filial MGU. P. 39-42. (in Russian)
Malenev F.E., Nikolaeva E.F. & Stukalova N.F. 1967. Atomaria linearis in Kuban Region. Sakharnaya svekla. N 3. Moscow: Kolos. p. 31-32. (in Russian)
Otero C., Angelini F., Johnson C. & Audisio P. Fauna Europaea. 2007.
Petrukha O.I., Bichuk Yu.P. & Reznik V.N. 1978. Atomaria linearis. Zashchita rastenii. N 8. p. 52-54. (in Russian)
Silfverberg H. 1992. Enumeratio Coleopterorum Fennoscandiae, Daniae et Baltiae. Helsinki-Helsingfors: Helsingin Hyonteisvaihtoyhdistys, 94 p.
Tril O.P. 1971. Biological proving of the control measures against Atomaria linearis. In: Danilova M.G., ed. Protection of beet and other crops from pests. Kiev: Izd. VNIIS. p. 226-236. (in Russian)
Tsurikov M.N. 2005. Species list of beetles of the "Galich'ya Gora" reserve (Lipetsk Region). Part 2.
Zverezomb-Zubovskii E.V. 1957. Pests of sugar-beet. Kiev: AN Ukr.SSR. 276 pp. (in Russian)

All rights reserved. Copyright 2007 © G.E.David'yan & M.I.Saulich (vector map, description). Picture from: Ulashkevich M.I. & Komosko N.S. 1935. Atomaria linearis. Kiev-Kharkov: Gosizdat. kolkhoznoi i sovkhoznoi lit. Ukr.SSR. 39 pp. (in Russian)

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