Area of distribution and damage of Otiorhynchys turca Boheman.

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

Date of creation:

15.3. 2006


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.


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Basic content:

Vector map, which consists of 3 thematic layers. Area of distribution is shown by polygons and point layer; zone of pest damage is shown by polygons.

Accuracy of the classifier:

Within the area of distribution only zone of low pest damage is established according to the extent of damaging the agricultural plants. In zone of low damage, harmfulness of Otiorhynchys turca is about 3 points under the 5-points of harmfulness scale (Kopaneva et al., 1984).

Method of map production:

Data from 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. The localities of the species are marked preliminarily in coordinate system on blank geographical map by standard tools of GIS-technologies. It inhabits Northwest part of the Krasnodar Territory from Anapa southward to Tuapse (Silantyev, 1909; Krasnyanskii, 1929; Rusaev, 1958). Perhaps that citing of Otiorhynchys turca from Adzharia (Batiashvili & Dekanoidze, 1968) is a result of its misidentification with O. tiflensis. In a few cases, the pest specimens were imported into Ukraine and to the North Ossetia (Yunakov (2001). The zone of low damage comprises major area of Otiorhynchys turca in Krasnodar region (Krasnyanskii, 1929; Rusaev, 1958; Kopaneva, et al., 1984).

Reference citations:

Batiashvili, I.D. & Dekanoidze, G.I. 1968. To the knowledge of Otiorrhynchus turca Boh. . a new pest for Georgia. In: Proc. Georgian institute of plant protection (20). Tbilisi: Georgian institute of plant protection, p. 157-159 (in Russian).
Krasnyanskii, A.P. 1929. Otiorrhynchus turca Bohem. and its control. In: Merzhanian, A.S., Krasnokutskii, V.P., eds. Proc. Anapa Experimental Station, (5). Rostov-on-Don: North Caucasus Wine Department. P. 55-104 (in Russian).
Lipetskaya, A.D. & Ruzaev, K.S. 1958. Pests and diseases of vineyard. Moscow: Izd. sel'skokhozyaistvennoi literatury, 279 p. (in Russian).
Polyakov, I.Ya., Kopaneva, L.M. & Dorokhova, G.I. 1984. Number and distribution of pests and entomophages of fruit and berry cultures in different agricultural zones of the USSR. In: Kopaneva, L.M., ed. Key to harmful and useful insects and mites of fruit and berry cultures in the USSR. Leningrad: Kolos: 6-45 (in Russian).
Ruzaev, K.S. 1958. Bioecological data about Otiorrhynchus turca Bohem. Zool. Zhurn. 37(6): 855-865 (in Russian).
Silantyev, A.A. 1909. Otiorrhynchus turca Bohem. in Novorossiisk region and its control. In: Proc. of the 3rd conference of wine-growers, wine-maker, fruit-growers and farmers from Black Sea region in Novorossiisk. St. Petersburg: Merkushev.s printing-house. 95 p. (in Russian).
Yunakov, N.N. 2001. A new and a little known species of weevils of the subgenus Nehrodistus Rtt., genus Otiorhynchus Germ. (Coleoptera, Curculionidae), from the Crimea and Caucasus. Entomol. obozr., 80(3): 669-672 (in Russian).

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