Area of distribution and damage of Phyllotreta vittula Redt.

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

Date of creation:



1:20 000 000.

Accuracy of map:

Map was created based on materials of a map with scale 1:33 000 000.


.Alber.s Equal Conica 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 recorded mass outbreak are shown by polygons.

Accuracy of classifier:

For this species the threshold of harmfulness on cereals is 300 adults per 100 sweeps of a butterfly net, or 30-40 adults per square meter in dry weather and 50-60 adults per square meter in humid weather. Based on this criterion, only a zone of low damage to agricultural plants was established within the area of distribution.

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 map of the distribution area was created based on the analysis of the collection of the Zoological Institute RAS and the following publications: Shapiro (1961), Putele (1970), Lopatin (1977), Lopatin & Kulenova (1989), Dubeshko & Medvedev (1989). The pest is found in taiga, and is absent in sand deserts and subarctic territories. Borders of the zone of low damage were determined according to the following sources: Dobrovol'skii (1951), Palii (1961), Putele (1970), Shutak (1973), Kopaneva (1980), Slivkina (1982), Dubeshko & Medvedev (1989). Borders of the low pest damage zone cover economically significant areas of cereal crops within the forest-steppe zone in the former USSR including the south of Siberia and the Far East.

Reference citations:

Dobrovol'skii B.V. 1951. Harmful beetles. Rostov-na-Donu: Rostizdat. 455 p. (In Russian)
Dubeshko L.N., Medvedev L.N. 1989. Ecology of leaf beetles of Siberia and the Far East. Irkutsk: Irkuts University. 224 p. (In Russian)
Kopaneva L.M., ed. 1980. Keys to harmful and useful insects and mites on grain plants in the USSR. Leningrad: Kolos. 335 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.].
Kudrin A.P., Polyakova N.P. 1979. Methodical guidelines for forecast of distribution, harmfulness of the barley flea beetle and establishment of date of its control. Moscow: Minsel.khoz. 17 p. (In Russian)
Lopatin I.K., Kulenova K.Z. 1986. Leaf beetles (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) from Kazakhstan. Alma-Ata: Nauka. 199 p. (In Russian)
Lopatin I.K. 1977. Leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae) of Middle Asia and Kazakhstan. Leningrad: Nauka. 289 p. (In Russian)
Palii V.F. 1961. Fauna of pest flea beetles of the USSR. Frunze: AN Kirgiz. SSR. 101 p. (In Russian)
Putele V. 1970. Fauna of flea beetles of Latvian SSR. Materials of 7th Baltic meeting on plant protection (part 2). Pests of agricultural and forest plants and their control. Elgava: Latvian Ministry of Agriculture. 17-20 p. (In Russian)
Shapiro D.S. 1961. Fauna of flea beetles of the genus Phyllotreta Stephens of the European part of the USSR (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, subfam. Halticinae). Questions of genetics and zoology. Kharkov: Khar'kov GU. 82-107 p. (In Russian)
Shutak V.I. 1973. Numerous pest flea beetles of Bashkiria and Southern Ural region. Science for production (collection of works). Voronezh: Minsel.khoz. 85-88 p. (In Russian)
Slivkina K.A. 1982. Damage zones and conditions promoting development of barley flea beetle harm. Cereals protection against pests, diseases, and weeds in Northern Kazakhstan. Alma-Ata: VASKHNIL. 32-42 p. (In Russian)

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Copyright 2004 © G.E. David'yan & M.I. Saulich (vector map, description). Photo Lech Borowiec (Zoological Institute, University of Wroclaw, Poland).

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