Area of distribution and harmfulness of Chaetocnema aridula Gyll. and Chaetocnema hortensis Geoffr.

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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:

Map was created based on materials of a map with scale 1:33 000 000.


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

Basic contents:

Vector map. Area of species distribution is shown by polygons. Zone of low pest damage is shown by polygons.

Accuracy of classifier:

The threshold of harmfulness on cereals during the tillering stage is 25-30 adults per 100 sweeps of a butterfly net. Within the area of distribution, based on this criterion, only a zone of low damage was established according to the extent of damage caused to agricultural plants.

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 (Koroljeva et al., 2003). Hand drawn maps were scanned, georeferenced and vectorized. The map of the distribution area was created based on the following sources: Putele (1970a, 1970b), Lopatin (1977), Medvedev & Ammosov (1978), Lopatin & Kulenova (1986), Konstantinov (1988), Dubeshko & Medvedev (1989). The pests are found in taiga and absent in subarctic territories, deserts and semi-deserts. The borders of the zone of low damage were adjusted to economically significant areas of cereal crops in the European part of the former USSR within the zones of deciduous and mixed forests, in Central Chernozem Region of Russia without the southern part, in Upper and Middle part of Volga region, in Bashkiria, Orenburg region, West and East Siberia, north of Kazakhstan, Primorskii Territory. Borders of the zone of low pest damage were determined according to the following sources: Dobrovol'skii (1951), Palii (1961), Putele (1970a, 1970b), Shutak (1973), Kopaneva (1980), Dubeshko & Medvedev (1989), Timokhina & Sobakar' (1991) and was adjusted according to the vector layers of Koroljeva et al. (2003).

Reference citations:

Dobrovol'skii B.V. 1951. Harmful beetles. Rostov-na-Donu: Rostizdat. 455 p. (In Russian)
Dubeshko L.N., Medvedev L.N. 1989. Ecology of leaf beetles from Siberia and Far East. Irkutsk: Irkutsk University. 224 p. (In Russian)
Konstantinov A.S. 1988. Landscape-zonal peculiarities of the Chaetocnema beetles distribution (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae). Vestnik Zoologii, 6: 44-47. (In Russian)
Kopaneva L.M., ed. 1980. Keys to harmful and useful insects and ticks on the grain plants in the USSR. Leningrad: Kolos. 335 p. (In Russian)
Koroljeva IE, Vilchevskaya EV, Ruhovich DI. 2003. Digital Arable Land Map. Laboratory of Soil Information of the Dokuchaev Soil Institute, Moscow, Russia [Based on: Yanvareva LF. (ed.), Martynjuk KN., Kisileva NM. 1989. Map of Land Use, Faculty of Geography, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.].
Lopatin I.K. 1977. Leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae) from 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)
Medvedev L.N., Ammosov Yu.N. 1978. Fauna of leaf beetles (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) and the cardinal zoogeografical peculiarities. Ecofaunistical investigations of insect from Yakutia. Yakutsk: Yakutsk filial SO AN SSSR. 113-128 p. (In Russian)
Palii V.F. 1961. Fauna of pest flea beetles from the USSR. Frunze: AN Kirgiz. SSR. 101 p. (In Russian)
Putele V. 1970 a. Fauna of flea beetles from the Latvian SSR. Materials of 7th Baltic meeting on plant protection, part 2. Pests of agricultural and forest plants and their control. Elgava: Latvian Ministry of Agriculture. 17-20 p. (In Russian)
Putele V. 1970 b. Flea beetles of the genus Chaetocnema from Latvian SSR. Materials of 7th Baltic meeting on plant protection, part 2. Pests of agricultural and forest plants and their control. Elgava: Latvian Ministry of Agriculture. 20-25 p. (In Russian)
Shutak V.I. 1973. Numerous pests of the flea beetles from the Bashkiria and South Cis-Ural. Science for production (collection of works). Voronezh: Minsel.khoz. 85-88 p. (In Russian)
Timokhina A.F., Sobakar' T.A. 1991. Stem flea beetles and their influence for harvest of spring wheat. Forecast and integrated control of pests, diseases and weeds of agricultural plants (collection of scientific works). Novosibirsk: Sibirskoye otdeleniye RASKhN. 17-23 p. (In Russian)

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