Area of distribution and pest damage zone of Chaetocnema concinna Marsh.

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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 a map of scale 1:33 000 000 and based on information taken from literature.


.Alber's Equal Area Conic for Russia., 9, 1001, 7, 100, 0, 44, 68, 0, 0

Basic contents:

Vector map. Area of species distribution is shown by polygons. Zones of recorded mass outbreak are shown by polygons.

Accuracy of classifier:

Within the area of distribution only a zone of low damage was established according to the extent of damage caused to agricultural plants. The threshold of harmfulness to the beet seedlings is 100-200 adults per 100 sweeps of the butterfly net.

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 following sources were used to determine the area of the map for this species: Lubischev (1963), Lopatin (1977), Medvedev & Ammosov (1978), Lopatin & Kulenova (1986), Konstantinov (1988), Dubeshko & Medvedev (1989), Medvedev (1992). The pest is found in taiga and absent in subarctic territories. Borders of the zone of low damage were adapted to the economically significant areas of sugar beet in the Baltic States, Poles'ye, in the northern part of the Ukraine, in the Central Chernozem Region of Russia except southern part, in Bashkiria, Tatarstan, and Altai. Borders of the zone of damage were determined according to the following sources: Dobrovol'skii (1951), Palii (1959, 1961), Putele (1970), Shutak (1973), Kopaneva (1981), Dubeshko & Medvedev (1989).

Reference citations:

Dobrovol'skii B.V. 1951. Harmful beetles. Rostov-na-Donu: Rostizdat. 455 p. (In Russian)
Dolzhenko V.I., ed. 2004. Methodical instructions on registration tests of insecticides, acaricides, molluscicides, and rodenticides in agriculture. St. Petersburg: VIZR. 363 p. (In Russian)
Dubeshko L.N., Medvedev L.N. 1989. Ecology of leaf beetles from Siberia and the 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. 1981. Keys to harmful and useful insects and mites on the industrial crops in the USSR. Leningrad: Kolos. 272 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., Kulenova K.Z. 1986. Leaf beetles (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) from Kazakhstan. Alma-Ata: Nauka. 199 p. (In Russian)
Lopatin I.K. 1977. Leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae) from Middle Asia and Kazakhstan. Leningrad: Nauka. 289 p. (In Russian)
Lubischev A.A. 1963. Two new Palearctic species of the genus Chaetocnema of the group Ch. concinna March. (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Halticinae). Entomol. Review, 42(4): 858-863. (In Russian)
Medvedev L.N. 1992. Family Chrysomelidae leaf beetles. The key to insects from the Far East of the USSR. V. 3. Coleoptera, or beetles. Part 2. St. Petersburg: Nauka. 704 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. 1959. Leaf beetles. Sveklovodstvo. Pests of sugar beet and control measures. Kiev: Sel'khoz lit. Ukr. SSR. 155-170 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. 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 flea beetles from the Bashkiria and South of Cis-Ural. Science for production (collection of works). Voronezh: Minselkhoz. 85-88 p. (In Russian)

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