Area of distribution and damage of Orgyia recens Hbn.

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Object specialists I.Ya. Grichanov & E.I. Ovsyannikova, GIS-specialist M.I. Saulich.

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1:20 000 000.

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Map was created based on information taken from the open-published literature and maps of scale 1: 33 000 000.


"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 pest damage are shown by polygons.

Accuracy of classifier:

The distribution area is presented within the territory of the former USSR. Target treatments are not practiced; therefore only one zone of damage of O. recens is specified. The zone of low damage is located within the area of industrial cultivation of fruit crops. In this zone the species has economic significance; the economic threshold was established for the pest in Central-Chernozem Region for apple orchards characterized as 5% populated buds or rosettes, and 0.5 egg-batches per 1 m3 of tree crown at growth stages .green tops-red buds., and 12-15 caterpillars per tree at growth stages .end of blossoming-fall of excess seed-buds. (Polyakov et al., 1988). However, the pest is also significant in a complex of phyllophagous lepidopteran pests; for the latter group an economic threshold has been established, characterized as 8-10% damaged buds and 20-25% damaged leaves after bud blossoming (Dolzhenko, 2004).

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 northern border of the area was drawn on a blank map as a continuous line based on the reference citations listed below. Undoubtedly, the species is also found north of the line, an opinion that is supported by an unconfirmed record from Yakutia (Pankratova & Voznyuk, 1981). In a number of reference books (Kuznetsov, 1999) the species was noted from North Kazakhstan; however we have not found original data on pest distribution in this republic, as well as in Astrakhan Region and Republic of Kalmykia; these regions (except for forest-steppe in Far North of Kazakhstan (Chikov, 1976)) were excluded from the area. The pest causes harm to fruit crops in forest-steppe zone of Ukraine and of the European part of Russia, and in the Southern Primorskii Territory based on the following sources: Polyakov et al. (1988), Kuznetsov (1999), and for the southern Primorskii territory according to Shtundyuk & Ablakatova (1969). Therefore, the zone of low damage in the European part was limited to forest-steppe as it is shown on the map by Barysheva et al. (1992), and it was outlined in the Primorskii Territory within the area of industrial cultivation of fruits (Tochenov et al., 1984).

Reference citations:

Akhundova L.M., Efendi R.E. 1979. Tussock Moths (Lepidoptera, Orgyidae), pests of ornamental-park and fruit plants. Scientific Works of Azerbaijan University. Biol. Sci. V. 4. Baku: Azerb. GU. 23-26 p. (In Russian)
Barysheva Yu.A., Bruk S.I., Dmitriev A.V., Stroev K.V., Sutormin A.I., Shashko D.I., Yagust S.I. 1992. Zones of soil-vegetation types. Geographical Atlas of the USSR. Moscow: Com. Geodesy and cartography of the USSR. 48 p. (In Russian)
Charushina A.N., Shernin A.I. 1974. Order Lepidoptera. In: Shernin A.I., ed. Fauna of the Kirov Region. V. 2. Kirov: Kirov GPI. 351-477 p. (In Russian)
Chikov P.S., ed. 1976. Atlas of areas and resources of herbs of the USSR. Moscow: GUGK. 340 p. (In Russian)
Chistyakov Yu.A. 1985. Tussock Moths of the genus Orgya Ochsen (Lepidoptera, Lymantriidae) on soya crops and peculiarities of their biology in Primorskii Territory. In: Arefin V.S., ed. Fauna and ecology of insects in Primorskii Territory and Kamchatka Region (pests and entomophages). Vladivostok: DVNTS AN SSSR. 91-98 p. (In Russian)
Chistyakov Yu.A. 2003. Lymantriidae. In: Ler P.A., ed. Keys to the insects of the Russian Far East. V. 5(4). Trichoptera and Lepidoptera. Vladivostok: Dal.nauka. 603-631 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)
Kolmakova V.D. 1962. Lepidopteran pests of fruit-berry plants in Transbaikalia. In: Bolbaduev V.O., ed. Pests of forest and fruit-berry cultures in Transbaikalia. Ulan-Ude: Buryatskii kompleksnyi NII. 96-135 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.].
Kozhanchikov V.V. 1950. Orgyidae. In: Pavlovskii E.N., Shtakel.berg A.A., eds. Fauna of the USSR. Lepidoptera. V. 12. Moscow-Leningrad: AN SSSR. 581 p. (In Russian)
Kuznetsov V.I. 1999. Lymantriidae (Liparidae, Orgyidae). In: Kuznetsov V.I., ed. Insects and mites - pests of agricultural plants. V. 3(2). Lepidoptera. St. Petersburg: Nauka. 279-320 p. (In Russian)
Nekrutenko Yu.P. 1974. Lymantriidae. In: Vasil.ev V.P., ed. Pests of agricultural crops and forest plantations. V. 2. Arthropods. Kiev: Urozhai. 357-361 p. (In Russian)
Pankratova E.YA., Voznyuk G.F. 1981. Forecast of occurrence of pests and diseases of agricultural crops in Yakutia in 1981. Yakutsk: Yakutsk Publishing House. 40 p. (In Russian)
Polyakov I.Ya., Shurovenkov Yu.B., Chenkin A.F., eds. 1988. Control for phytosanitary condition of agricultural crops in the Russian Federation. Voronezh: VIZR. 333 p. (In Russian)
Pozmogova Z.N. 1962. To ecology of Orgya gonostigma L., Lepidoptera, Orgyidae. In: Bolbaduev V.O., ed. Pests of forest and fruit-berry cultures of Transbaikalia. Ulan-Ude: Buryatian Complex NII. 75-83 p. (In Russian)
Shtundyuk A.V., Ablakanova A.A. 1969. Pests and diseases of fruit-berry cultures and vines in the Far East and their control. Khabarovsk: Khabarovsk Publishing House. 140 p. (In Russian)
Tatarinov A.G., Sedykh K.F., Dolgin M.M. 2003. Higher Heterocera Lepidoptera. In: Dolgin M.M., ed. Fauna of the European Northeast of Russia. V. 7(2). Saint Petersburg: Nauka. 223 p. (In Russian)
Tochenov V.V., ed. 1984. Atlas of the USSR. Moscow: GUGK. 260 p. (In Russian)

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