Area of distribution and damage of Otiorhynchus ligustici L.

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Object specialists . G.E.David'yan,
GIS-specialist - M.I.Saulich.

Date of creation:



1:20 000 000.

Accuracy of the map:

It is created on materials of the map with scale 1:33 000 000 on the basis of information taken from literature and by the analysis of the collections of the Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences.


.Alber.s Equal Conica for the USSR., 9, 1001, 7, 100, 0, 44, 68, 0, 0.

Basic content:

Vector map, which consists of 2 thematic layers. Area of distribution and zone of damage are shown by polygons.

Accuracy of the classifier:

Within the area of distribution, the zone of low damage is established according to the extent of damage to alfalfa and hop. In the zone of low damage, harmfulness of O. ligustici is about 1 point under the 5-points of harmfulness scale (Kopaneva et al., 1983).

Method of map production:

Data from the open publications are used for allocation of area and zone of pest damage. A map of the area is based also on the analysis of the collection of the Zoological Institute RAS. The localities of the species are marked preliminarily in coordinate system on blank geographical map by standard means of GIS-technologies. It inhabits the European part of the former USSR northward to Leningrad Region (Ioannisiani, 1972; Silfverberg, 1992; Isaev, 1994; Dmitrieva, 2005), whole Caucasus (Arzanov, 1989; Ismailova, 1993), steppe, forest-steppe and southern part of forest zones of Western Siberia eastward to Kemerovo Region (Turaev & Kaigorodtsev, 1969; Legalov & Opanasenko, 2000), Middle Asia and Kazakhstan (Baitenov, 1974). The zone of low damage comprises territory of the alfalfa- and hop-growing in the European part of the former USSR northward to forest-steppe zone and the Caucasus (Vasil'ev, 1914; Samedov, 1963; Tribel, 1969; Kopaneva et al., 1983).

Reference citations:

Arzanov, Yu.G. 1989. Ecological and faunistic review of the weevil (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) from the steppe and desert zones of Rostov region and Kalmykia. PhD Thesis. Leningrad: ZIN RAS, 24 p. (in Russian).
Baitenov, M.S. 1974. The weevils (Coleoptera: Attelabidae, Curculionidae) of the Middle Asia and Kazakhstan. Alma-Ata: Nauka, 286 p. (in Russian).
Collection of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Science, St.Petersburg, Russia.
Dmitrieva, I.N. 2005. Fauna and ecological peculiarities of the Curculionoidea (Coleoptera) on the northern forest-steppe zone of the Volga region hills. Monograph. Cheboksary: Nizhnii Novgorod University: 180 p. (in Russian).
Ioannisiani, T.G. 1972. The weevils (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) of Byelorussia. Minsk: Nauka i Tekhnika, 352 p. (in Russian).
Ismailova, M.Sh. 1993. Ecological and faunistic review of the weevils (Coleoptera: Apionidae, Rhynchophoridae, Curculionidae) from the low-lying and submountain territories of Daghestan. PhD Thesis. St. Petersburg: ZIN RAS, 23 p. (in Russian).
Legalov, A.A. & Opanasenko, F.I. 2000. A Review of the beetles of Superfamily Curculionoidea (Coleoptera) of the fauna of Novosibirsk region // Entomol. Obozr. Vol. 79(2). P. 375-396 (in Russian).
Polyakov, I.Ya., Kopaneva, L.M. & Kandybina, M.N. 1984. Number and distribution of pests and entomophages on the annual and perennial grasses and leguminous plants in different agricultural zones of the USSR. In : Kopaneva, L.M., ed. Keys to harmful and useful insects and mites on the annual and perennial grasses and leguminous plants in the USSR. Leningrad: Kolos. P. 6-38 (in Russian).
Samedov, N.G. 1963. Fauna and biology of the beetles injuring agricultural plants in Azerbaijan. Baku: AN Azerb.SSR. 384 p. (in Russian).
Silfverberg, H. 1992. Enumeratio Coleopterorum Fennoscandiae, Daniae et Baltiae. Helsinki-Helsingfors: Helsingin Hyonteisvaihtoyhdistys, 94 p.
Tribel, S.A. 1969. Biological peculiarities of the Otiorhynchus ligustici L. and control measures on hop crops in Ukraine. PhD Thesis. Kiev: Ukr.ASKhN, 26 p. (in Russian).
Turaev, N.S. & Kaigorodtsev, P.I. 1969. Entomological factor in seed-growing of alfalfa. In: Turaev, N.S., ed. Proc. of Sverdlovsk SKHI (15). Sverdlovsk: Sverdlovsk. SKHI: 201-217 (in Russian).
Vasil.ev, I.V. 1914. The major pests of alfalfa. Part 2. Otiorrhynchus (Cryphiphorus) ligustici L., its description, mode of life and control measures. Proc. Bureau of Entomology, 8(2). St. Petersburg: Bureau of Entomology. 40 p. (in Russian).

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