The area and damage zones of Myzodes persicae Sulz.

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

Date of creation:



1:20 000 000.

Accuracy of map:

Map was created based 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. Area of species distribution is shown by polygons. Zones of pest damage are shown by polygons.

Accuracy of classifier:

The insect area is divided into zones of high and low damage based on the following sources: Nevskii (1929), Bundzhe (1975) and others listed below. The zone of high damage includes regions that are characterized by periodical damage of plants according to points 3-5; the zone of low damage is characterized according to points 1 and 2 (Drakhovskaya, 1962).

Method of map production:

Scientists were given maps with boundaries of Oblasts and arable lands. After reviewing historic literature and materials of VIZR expeditions, 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 borders of the zones of harmfulness were determined based on the following sources: Bozhko (1950), Vasil'ev (1973), Bundzhe (1975), Migulin (1983), Pavlyushin (2001). The northern border was determined based on the work of Shaposhnikov (1964) and Ivanovskaya (1977), VIZR expeditions and data taken from suctions traps. The results of the analysis of hosts spreading have been used according to the Atlas of vegetation of the USSR (fruit trees, vegetables, potatoes, tobacco, and other agricultural crops, also big number of weeds), taking into account the temperature preference of this insect (both holocyclic and anholocyclic forms). The vector map of the distribution of fruit trees within the territory of the Former Soviet Union and the map of arable lands have also been used for the adjustment of damage zones (Koroljeva et al., 2003).

Reference citations:

Bozhko M.P. 1950. On the fauna of aphids of Khar'kov and Sumy Regions. In: Bulankin I.N., ed. Proceedings of biological research institute of Khar.kov state university 14-15. Khar'kov. 184-7 p. (In Russian)
Bundzhe Z.F. 1972. About harmfulness of peach-potato aphid. In: Kaipov A.D., ed. Proceedings of conference of young scientists. Alma-Ata: AN KazakhSSR. 628-9 p. (In Russian)
Drakhovskaya M. 1962. Forecasting in plant protection. Moscow: Publishing House of Agricultural literature, magazines and posters. 165 p. (In Russian)
Ivanovskaya O.I. 1977. Aphids of West Siberia. Part 2. Novosibirsk: Nauka. 212-3 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.].
Migulin A.A., ed. 1983. Agricultural entomology. Moscow: Kolos. 190-1 p. (In Russian)
Nevskii V.P. 1929. Aphids of Middle Asia. Proceedings of Uzbekistan Experimental plant protection station 16. Tashkent. 122-6 p. (In Russian)
Pavlyushin V.A., ed. 2001. Aphids (Homoptera: Aphididae). Identification, biological features and methods of calculation in closed ground (Methodical recommendations). Leningrad: VIZR. 15 p. (In Russian)
Polyakov I.Ya., ed. 1975. Distribution of the main pests of agricultural crops in the USSR and efficiency of their control (Methodical recommendations). Leningrad: VIZR. 66 p. (In Russian)
Shaposhnikov G.Kh. 1964. Suborder Aphidinea - aphids. In: Bei-Bienko G.Ya., ed. Keys to insects of the European part of the USSR. V. 1. Moscow-Leningrad: Nauka. 571 p. (In Russian)
Vasil.ev V.P., ed. 1973. Pests of agricultural crops and forest plantations, 1. Kiev: Urozhai. 278 p. (In Russian)

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Copyright 2004 © M.N. Berim & M.I. Saulich (vector map, description), S.G. Udalov (picture).

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