The area and damage zones of Meligethes aeneus F.

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Specialist-biologist M.N. Berim,
GIS-specialist M.I. Saulich.

Date of creation:



1:20 000 000.

Accuracy of map:

It is created on materials of map of natural scale 1:33 000 000.


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

Basic contents:

Vector map is composed of 3 thematic layers. Zones of distribution and damage are shown by polygons.

Accuracy of the classifier:

The insect area is divided into zones of high and low damage after the published materials (Polyakov, 1989, 1990; Vlasenko, 1991; et al.). The zone of low damage includes regions that are characterized by average population density; i.e., 2 to 6 beetles per 1 plant at 25% or more colonized plants; the population density in the zone of high damage is more than 6 insects per 1 plant at 50% or more colonized plants.

Method of map production:

The area and damage zones of M. aeneus have been marked on a blank map by results of the analysis of the published materials. The northern border has been marked after the published materials (Bogdanov-Kat'kov, 1920; Kireichuk, 1979; et al.); the analysis of host spreading (wild crucifers) has been used according to the Computer Agroatlas, taking into account strong cold resistance in winter of this insect. Within the territory of the Former Soviet Union, the species occurs widely, except for the Far North. The area of M. aeneus coincides with the area of Phaedon cochleariae F., but the last species is also found in Primorskii Territory. The borders of damage zones are given, using criteria that have been published by I.Ya.Polyakov (1989, 1990); N.G.Vlasenko (1997); etc. The northern border of damage zone has been marked along northern border of main area of rape (Terekhina, 2004). This zone includes northwestern and central regions of the European part of Russia, Ukraine, Byelorussia, Baltic States, Moldova, the Caucasus, Kazakhstan, Amur Basin region. High damage is observed in some regions of Central Russia, in Ural, West Siberia, southern regions of Byelorussia, forest and forest-steppe part of Ukraine. Southern border of this zone coincides with the northern border of steppe zone. The vector map of distribution of rape within the territory of the Former Soviet Union have been also used for the correction of damage zones (Terekhina, 2004), as well as the map of arable lands (Koroleva et al., 2003).

Sources of the data:

Blinova V.P. 1972. Basing and improvement of control measures against rape pollen beetle (Meligethes aeneus F.) on seed crucifers in Moscow Region. PhD Thesis. Leningrad. LSKhI, 25 p. (in Russian).
Bogdanov-Kat'kov N.N. 1920. Pests of seed cultures. Rape pollen beetle (Meligethes aeneus F.). Petersburg: Petersburg plant protection station, 15 p. (in Russian).
Chesnokov P.G. 1949. Bioecological features of rape pollen beetle and their significance for protection of seed crucifers. In: Eikhfel'd I.G., ed. Proceedings of Pushkin laboratories of VIR. Leningrad: VIR, p. 265-269 (in Russian).
Gar K.A., Mel'nikova A.I. 1986. Forecasting of rape pollen beetle emergence and dates of treatments. Zashchita rastenii 7: 51-52 (in Russian).
Karavyanskii N.S. & Blinova V.P. 1970. Rape pollen beetle. Sel'skoe khozyaistvo Belorussii 12: 15 (in Russian).
Karavyanskii N.S. & Mazur O.P. 1975. Pests and diseases of fodder cultures. Moscow: Rossel'khozizdat. p. 203-204 (in Russian).
Kireichuk A.G. 1979. Beetles of superfamily Meligethinae (Coleoptera, Nitidulidae) in fauna of the USSR. PhD Thesis. Leningrad. ZIN, 24 p. (in Russian).
Kosov V.V. & Polyakov I.Ya., ed. 1958. Forecasting and calculation of pests and diseases on agricultural cultures. Moscow: Agricultural Department. 539-540 p. (in Russian).
Kozhanchikov L.K. 1929. To biology of Meligethes aeneus Fabr. In: Bogdanov-Kat'kov N.N., ed. Plant protection against pests (Bull. of Bureau of Entomological and Phytopathological Congresses). Leningrad: Publishing House of Plant Protection against Pests. 560-562 p. (in Russian).
Man'kova G.S. 1977. Rape pollen beetle and testing of some insecticides for its control. In: Samsonov V.P., ed. Problems of agriculture and selection of field cultures (Proc. Byelorussian institute of agriculture). Zhodino: VNII agriculture. 193-198 p. (in Russian).
Migulin A.A. 1983, ed. Agricultural entomology. Moscow: Kolos. 211 p. (in Russian).
Pavlovskii E.N., ed. 1949. Harmful animals of Middle Asia. Moscow & Leningrad: Publishing House of Academy of Sciences of the USSR. 66 p. (in Russian).
Polyakov I.Ya., ed. 1989. Forecasting of pests and diseases on agricultural cultures in 1989. Moscow: VIZR. 145-146 p. (in Russian).
Polyakov I.Ya., ed. 1990. Forecasting of pests and diseases on agricultural cultures in 1990. Moscow: VIZR. 145-146 p. (in Russian).
Terekhina N.V. 2004. The area of rape.
Titov K.G. 1960. Protection of seed crucefers against rape pollen beetle. Sel'skoe khozyaistvo Belorussii 7: 73-74 (in Russian).
Vlasenko N.G. 1977. Rape pollen beetle. Zashchita i karantin rastenii 8: 47 (in Russian).
Vlasenko N.G. 1991. Attraction of crucifers for rape pollen beetle. In: Korobov V.A., ed. Forecasting and integrated protection against pests, diseases and weeds on agricultural cultures (Proc. of Siberian institute of agriculture and agricultural chemicalization). Novosibirsk: Siberian department of RASKhN. 40-41 p. (in Russian).
Volkov S.M., Zimin L.S., Rudenko D.K., Tupenevich S.M. 1955. Atlas of pests and diseases on agricultural cultures in the Non-Black Earth zone of the European part of the USSR. Moscow & Leningrad: Sel'khozgiz.. 164 p. (in Russian).

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