Area of distribution and harmfulness of Chaetocnema breviuscula Fald.

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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. Zones of pest damage are shown by polygons.

Accuracy of classifier:

The threshold of harmfulness to beet seedlings (up to 4-5 leaves) is 100-200 adults per 100 sweeps of the butterfly net. Within the area of distribution, based on this criterion, only a zone of low harm was established.

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 analysis of the collection of the Zoological Institute RAS and according to the following sources: Putele (1970a, 1970b), Lopatin (1977), Lopatin & Kulenova (1986), Konstantinov (1988), Dubeshko & Medvedev (1989). The borders of the zone of low harm was determined according to the following sources: Dobrovol'skii (1951), Palii (1961), Markov (1962), Putele (1970a, 1970b), Lakhidov (1976). The zone of low harm is comprised of the beet growing territory in Moldavia, forest-steppe zone of Ukraine, Russia (Belgorod, Voronezh, Saratov, Samara, Rostov regions, Northern Caucasus, south of Bashkiria, south of Altai region) and sub-mountain territory of Kazakhstan and Middle Asia.

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: Izd. Irkutskogo Universiteta. 224 p. (In Russian)
Konstantinov A.S. 1988. Landscape-zonal peculiarities of the Chaetocnema beetles distribution (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae). Vestnik Zoologii. N. 6. Kiev. 44-47 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.].
Lakhidov A.I., ed. 1976. The system of estimation and forecast of development of pests and diseases of field crops in Central-Chernozem Region. Voronezh: Tsentral'no-Chernozemnoe Publishing House. 136 p. (In Russian)
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)
Markov F.I. 1962. Ecological foundation of control beet flea-beetles on the irrigated area of Kirgizstan and Kazakhstan. Questions of ecology of land invertebrates. V. 4. Moscow: Vysshaya shkola. 45-46 p. (In Russian)
Palii V.F. 1961. Fauna of the pest flea beetles from USSR. Frunze: Izd. AN Kirgiz. SSR. 101 p. (In Russian)
Putele V. 1970 a. Fauna of the flea beetles 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. 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)

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Copyright 2004 © G.E. David'yan & M.I. Saulich (vector map, description).
Photo © Lech Borowiec (Zoological Institute, University of Wroclaw, Poland).

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