Area of distribution and damage of the European Grape Berry Moth (Eupoecilia ambiguella Hbn.)

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Specialist on object - A.N. Frolov,
GIS-specialist - M.I. Saulich.

Date of creation:



1:20 000 000.

Accuracy of map:

Map was created based on information taken from the published literature.


"Alber's Equal Area Conic 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 recorded mass outbreak are shown by polygons.

Accuracy of classifier:

Regions of distribution of E. ambiguella in the territory of the former USSR were defined based on the following publications: Ivannikov (1968), Plugaru (1971), Vasil.ev (1974), Medvedev (1978), Kuznetsov (1994), Ler (2001). Ranges of harm were also determined according to the following published data: Aliev et al. (1959), Seryi (1971), Vasil.ev (1974), Kuznetsov (1994). The territory of Moldova was most often mentioned in the literature since the middle of the 19th century, and was marked as a zone of high damage according to the following sources: Repyakhov (1902), Silant.ev (1911), Dobrodeev (1915), Zverezomb-Zubovskii (1948), Plugaru (1971). Areas of south Ukraine, North Caucasus, south Kazakhstan, and the Primorskii Territory were included into the zone of moderate damage, where economic significance of this object has been mentioned based on the following sources: Repyakhov (1902), Ivannikov (1968), Vasil.ev (1974), Kuznetsov (1994), Ler (2001).

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. E. ambiguella is widely distributed in the former USSR territories from its western border to the Primorskii Territory, Sakhalin and the south part of the Kuril Islands according to Kuznetsov (1994). The border passes through Petrozavodsk in the North. The area covers Moldova, North Caucasus, Transcaucasia, Kazakhstan, Central Asia, south Siberia, Amur Region, Primorskii Territory, Sakhalin and south Kuriles. The schematic map of Anonymous (2004 a) does not reflect the distribution of the insect in Siberia, Kazakhstan, and Central Asia. According to the information available, the southern border of the species geographic range passes along the southern border of steppes in the European part and Kazakhstan; mountain ranges and oases of Central Asia were also included in the range. Regions of damage of E. ambiguella were specified according to the agricultural lands of the former USSR.

Reference citations:

Aliev A.G., Bashirov F.B., Blagonravov P.P., Gukasov A.I., Zakharova E.I., Kolesnik L.V., Komarova E.S., Korneichuk V.D., Krupennikov A.M., Kuzmin A.J., Lazaryan V.M., Lukyanov A.D., Makarov-Kozhukhov L.N., Makarov I.F., Makarov S.N., Malkhasyan M.A., Mesyatseva L.V., Mishurenko A.G., Natsvin A.V., Negrul A.M., Oleinik L.F., Palamarchuk G.D., Panamarchuk V.I., Pirusskii V.V., Ruzaev K.S., Saburov N.V., Skuin K.P., Solovev A.K., Sosina E.I., Tabidze D.I., Turyanskii G.F., Tseitlin M.G. 1959. Book for wine grower. Moscow: State Publishing House Agric. lit. 626 p. (In Russian)
Anonymous. 2004 a.
Anonymous. 2004 b.
Barysheva Yu.A., Bruk S.I., Dmitriev A.V., Stroev K.V., Sutormin A.I., Shashko D.I., Yagust S.I. 1992. Zones of vegetation types. Geographical Atlas of the USSR. Moscow: Com. Geodesy and cartography of the USSR. 48 pp. (In Russian)
Belyaev E.A., eds. 1988. Butterflies - pests of agriculture in the Far East. Keys. Vladivostok: Biology and Soil Institute, DO AN SSSR. 285 p. (In Russian)
Dobrodeev A.I. 1915. Grape leaf rollers, the European grape berry moth (Clysia [Cochylis] ambiguella Huebn.) and grape moth (Polychrosis botrana Schiff.) and measures of their control according with the newest researches. Proc. Bureau on entomology of Scientific Committee Agriculture 11(5): 37. (In Russian)
Dubatolov V.V. 2003. Tortricoidea. Collection of Siberian Zoological Museum. Siberia: .
Ivannikov A.I. 1968. The European grape berry moth in Kazakhstan. Russian J. of Horticulture 6: 28. (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.].
Kuznetsov V.I., ed. 1994. Insects and mites - pests of agricultural plants. V. 3(1). Lepidoptera. St. Petersburg: Nauka. 316 p. (In Russian)
Ler P.A., ed. 2001. Keys to the insects of the Russian Far East. V. 5. Trichoptera and Lepidoptera. Part 3. Vladivostok: Dal'nauka. 621 p. (In Russian)
Medvedev G.S., ed. 1978. Keys to the insects on the European part of the USSR. V. 4. Lepidoptera. Part 1. Leningrad: Nauka. 712 p. (In Russian)
Plugaru S.G. 1971. On fauna and ecology of leaf rollers (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae) of Moldova. Harmful insects of Moldova. Kishinev: Institute of zoology Acad. Sci. Mold. SSR. 3-31 p. (In Russian)
Repyakhov V. 1902. Grape moths: the European grape berry moth and grape moth. J. Winemaking News. of Ukraine (Odessa) 11: 657-667. (In Russian)
Schmidt K., Hoppmann D., Holst H., Berkelmann-Lohnertz B. 2003. Identifying weather-related covariates controlling grape berry moth dynamics. Bull. OEPP 33: 517-524.
Seryi N.I. 1971. Entomofauna of grapevine in Moldova. Harmful insects of Moldova. Kishinev: Institute of zoology Acad. Sci. Mold. SSR. 87-107 p. (In Russian)
Shchegolev V.N. 1960. Agricultural entomology. Moscow-Leningrad: State Publishing House Agric. lit. 448 p. (In Russian)
Shreiner Ya.F. 1906. The European grape berry moth and its economic significance for wine growing. J. Winemaking News (Odessa) 2: 82-87, 3: 140-146, 4: 205-210. (In Russian)
Silant.ev A.A. 1911. Grape leaf rollers. Odessa, Library of J. Winemaking News 12: 44. (In Russian)
Vasil.ev V.P., ed. 1974. The pests of agricultural crops and forest plantations. Harmful arthropods (continuation), vertebrates. V. 2. Kiev: Urozhai. 606 p. (In Russian)
Zverezomb-Zubovskii E.V. 1948. The European grape berry moth (Clysia ambiguella Hb.). Pests of Agricultural Plants. Issue 32. Kiev-Odessa. 3 p. (In Ukrainian)

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