The area and damage zones of Myzus cerasi 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 two zones of pest damage. The zone of low damage includes regions that are characterized by periodical number of black cherry aphid on cherry trees according to points 1-2; the zone of high damage is characterized by insect number according to points 3 and above (Drakhovskaya, 1962).

Method of map production:

The area and damage zones of the Black Cherry Aphid have been marked on a blank map by results of the analysis of the published materials. The northern border of the area coinciding with the northern border of cherry tree growing zone is drawn according to literature data (Shaposhnikov, 1964; Vasil'ev, 1973; Ivanovskaya, 1976). The species is marked in West Siberia, where it is rare in forest zone, but common in steppe zone (Ivanovskaya, 1976). This aphid also occurs in the Primorskii Territory (Ivanovskaya, Kupyanskaya, 1979). The high mountains of the Caucasus are excluded from the area. The Black Cherry Aphid low damage is reported in the forest-steppe zone of Ukraine, and also in a number of regions in the Russian European part according to V.P.Nevskii (1929), V.V.Vereshchagina (1966), A.T.Abashidze, D.K.Gvishiani (1973), O.I.Ivanovskaya (1976), R.P.Rakauskas (1984), and others. The pest high damage is marked in the steppe zone of Ukraine, in Lower Volga Basin region, Moldova, Middle Asia, Kazakhstan (mainly in southern regions), North Caucasus, Transcaucasia. The vector map of Common cherry distribution in the former USSR territory (Terekhina, 2005) has been used for correction of the damage zones.

Sources of the data:

Abashidze A.T.&Gvishiani D.K. 1973. Some data on black cherry aphid study. In: Kanchaveli L.A., ed. Proceedings of Georgian NIIZR, N 24. Tbilisi: Georgian NIIZR. 94 p. (in Russian).
Baranov A.N. 1969. Atlas of the USSR. Moscow: Chief Department of Geodesy and Cartography. 90-91 p. (in Russian).
Gilmore J.E. 1960. Biology of the Black Cherry Aphid in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. Journal of Economic Entomology 53(4): 659-661 p.
Drakhovskaya M. 1962. Forecasting in plant protection. Moscow: Publishing House of Agricultural literature, magazines and posters. 165 p.(in Russian).
Ivanovskaya O.I. 1976. Fauna of aphids in the territory of West Siberia. In: Zolotorenko G.S., ed. Fauna of helminthes and arthropods of Siberia. Novosibirsk: Nauka. P. 175-189 (in Russian).
Ivanovskaya, O.I. & Kupyanskaya, A.N. 1979. The aphids (Homoptera, Aphididae) damaging trees and bushes in Primorskii Territory. In: Ivliev L.A., ed. Ecology and biology of arthropods in the southern Far East. Vladivostok: Izd. AN SSSR. 50 p. (in Russian).
Kosov V.V., Polyakov I.Ya., ed. 1958. Forecasting and calculation of pests and diseases on agricultural cultures. Moscow: Agricultural Department. 455 p. (in Russian).
Nevskii V.P. 1929. Aphids of Middle Asia. Proceedings of Uzbekistan Experimental plant protection station 16. Tashkent. 272 p. (in Russian).
Racauskas R.P. 1984. Biology and ecology of black cherry aphid in Lithuanian SSR. In: Petrauskas V., ed. Proceedings of AN Lithuanian SSR. Vol. 4(88). Vilnius: AN Lithuanian SSR. 80-88 (in Russian).
Shaposhnikov G.Kh. 1964. Order Homoptera. In: Kryzhanovskii O.L., ed. Insects and mites - pests of agricultural crops. V. 1. Leningrad: Nauka. P. 598 (in Russian).
Terekhina N.V. 2005. The area of Common cherry (Prunus cerasus L.). www
Vereshchagina V.V. 1966. Black cherry aphid Myzus cerasi Fabr. on cherry trees and control measures in Moldova. In: Talitskii V.I., ed. Proceedings of Moldavian Institute of gardening, viniculture, and winemaking. V. 13. Kishinev: Kartya Moldovenyaske. 53-57 p. (in Russian).
Vereshchagina V.V., Vereshchagin B.V. 1966. Aphids of stone fruit trees in Moldova and its diagnostics. . In: Talitskii V.I., ed. Proceedings of Moldavian Institute of gardening, viniculture, and winemaking. V. 13. Kishinev: Kartya Moldovenyaske. 39-52 p. (in Russian).
Vasil.ev V.P., ed. 1973. Pests of agricultural crops and forest plantations. 1. Kiev: Urozhai. 299-300 p. (in Russian).
Zhemchuzhina A.A. & Stenina N.P. 2001. Control in garden and kitchen-garden against pests and diseases. St.Petersburg: Mim-Del'ta. 659-661 p. (in Russian).

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All rights reserved. Copyright 2007 © M.N.Berim & M.I.Saulich (vector map, description).
M.N.Berim, S.G.Udalov (picture).

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