Distribution and area of pest damage of Zabrus tenebrioides Goeze

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Object specialist E.I.Ovsyannikova, GIS-specialist M.I.Saulich.

Date of creation:



1: 20 000 000.

Accuracy of map:

Created using information taken from open-published literature.


"Alber's Equal Area Conic for the USSR", 9, 1001, 7, 100, 0, 44, 68, 0, 0.

Basic contents:

Vector map. Area of distribution is shown by polygon. Zones of disease severity are shown by polygons.

Accuracy of the classifier:

The area of the Corn Ground Beetle covers the main areas of industrial cultivation of winter wheat in Ukraine and the southern parts of European Russia. Within this area, zones of high and low disease severity have been determined. The zone of high severity is based on yield losses estimated at a rate of 10% and more, under favorable weather conditions for the development of the Corn Ground Beetle (2 times per decade) (Kryazheva et al., 1981). The zone of low severity is based on yield losses that do not exceed 10% under the same conditions.

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. Hand drawn maps were scanned, geo-referenced and vectorized. Areas of distribution were determined according to the following sources: (Kryazheva, DATE),(Polyakov, 1975), (Kryzhanovskii et al., 1995), (Kalyuzhnaya et al., 2000). The northern map boundaries of weak disease severity were determined according to: Within the territory of the Central Chrnozem Region (Kryazheva & Dolzhenko, 2002) and within the Ukraine (Petrusenko & Petrusenko, 1973). Trans-carpathian regions are designated zones of low pest severity (Petrusenko & Petrusenko, 1973). The border of the zone of high pest severity in the Northern Caucasus is corrected by an analysis of a map by Dobrovol'skii (1959).

Reference Citations:

Belyaev I.M. 1974. Pests of grain crops. Moscow: Kolos. 284 pp. (In Russian)
Dobrovol'skii B.V. 1959. Distribution of insect pests. Foci and zones of maximum harm. Moscow: Sovetskaya nauka. 216 pp. (In Russian)
Kalyuzhnaya N.S., Komarov E.V., Cherezova L.B. 2000. Insecta Coleoptera of the Lower Volga Basin. Volgograd: Regional'nyi tsentr po izucheniyu i sokhraneniyu bioraznoobraziya. 204 pp. (In Russian)
Kryazheva L.P., Dolzhenko V.I. 2002. Ground Beetles and their control. St.Petersburg: VIZR.121 pp (In Russian)
Kryazheva L.P., Ponomareva E.A., Ovsyannikova E.I. 1981. Simulation of winter wheat yield losses and economical background of the crop protection against pests. In: Integrated Pest Management. Moscow: Kolos. 126-140 pp. (In Russian)
Kryzhanovskii O.L. 1974. Family Carabidae. In: Kryzhanovskii O.L., editor. Insects and mites-pests of agricultural plants. Celeoptera. Leningrad: Nauka. V.2: 8-14. (In Russian)
Kryzhanovskij O.L., Belousov I.A., Kabak I.I., Kataev B.M., Makarov K.V., Shilenkov V.G. 1995. A Checklist of the Ground-Beetles of Russia and Adjacent Lands (Insecta, Coleoptera, Carabidae). Sofia & Moscow: Pensoft. 272 pp.
Petrusenko A.A., Petrusenko S.V. 1973. Family Carabidae. In: Vasil'ev VP, editor. Pests of agricultural crops and forest plantations. Kiev. V.1: 363-387.
Polyakov I.Ya., ed. 1975. Distribution of the main pests of agricultural crops in the USSR and efficiency of their control (Methodical Instructions). Leningrad: VASKHNIL, VIZR. 66 pp. (In Russian)

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Copyright 2003 (c) E.I.Ovsyannikova & M.I.Saulich (VIZR; vector map, description); I.Ya.Grichanov (VIZR; photo with kind permission).

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