The area and damage zones of Aelia acuminata L.

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Specialist-biologist M.N. Berim,
GIS-specialist M.I. Saulich.

Date of creation:



1:20 000 000.

Accuracy of map:

It is created on materials of map of natural scale 1:33 000 000.


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

Basic contents:

Vector map is composed of 3 thematic layers. Zones of distribution and damage are shown by polygons.

Accuracy of the classifier:

The insect area is divided into zones of high and low damage after the published materials (Volkov et al., 1955; Burov & Terekhin, 1960; Grigor'eva, Terekhin, 1961; Burov, 1962). The zone of high damage includes regions that are characterized by average population density of 3 or more bugs per 1 square meter; the zone of low damage has 1 to 3 bugs per 1 square meter.

Method of map production:

The area and damage zones of A. acuminata have been marked on a blank map by results of the analysis of the published materials. The materials of VIZR expeditions have been also used. The borders of zones of different harmfulness are given, using criteria that have been published by N. Gurova (1966); V.P. Vasil'ev (1973); A.A. Migulin (1983). The northern border has been marked after the published materials (Kerzhner & Yachevskii, 1964; Puchkov, 1972), the results of the analysis of hosts spreading in North taiga zone have been used according to the Atlas of the USSR vegetation, taking into account the temperature preference of this insect (the insects have moderate cold resistance in winter) and its hygrophilicity. The borders of high damage zone are given according to original materials along with concrete data on insect population density in different regions (Burov & Terekhin, 1960; Burov, 1962; Gurova, 1966). The southern border of high damage zone coincides with the borders of arable lands. The vector map of distribution of cereals within the territory of the Former Soviet Union has been also used for the correction of damage zones (Koroleva et al., 2003). The map has been scanned; its registration and vectorization have been made by GIS-technology means.

Sources of the data:

Burov V.N. 1962. Factors determining the abundance dynamics and harmfulness of wheat stink bugs Aelia (Heteroptera, Pentatomidae) in North Kazakhstan regions. Entomologicheskoe obozrenie 41: 262-273 (in Russian).
Burov V.N. & Terekhin E.S. 1960. Wheat stink bugs. In: Polyakov I.Ya., ed. Survey of distribution of main mass pests and diseases on agricultural cultures in 1960, and their forecast for 1961. Moscow: VASKhNIL. P. 115-116 (in Russian).
Grigor'eva T.G. & Terekhin E.S. 1961. On distribution of cereal bugs Aelia (Hemiptera, Pentatomidae) in Trans-Volga region and in North Kazakhstan. Entomologicheskoe obozrenie 40(1): 262-273 (in Russian).
Gurova N. 1966. The Bishop's mitre shield bugs . pests of winter cereals. Zashchita rastenii 7: 14-16 (in Russian).
Kerzhner I.M. & Yachevskii T.L. 1964. Order Hemiptera - bugs. In: Bei-Bienko G.Ya., ed. Keys to insects of the European part of the USSR. V. 1. Moscow & Leningrad: Nauka. P. 837 (in Russian).
Migulin A.A. 1983, ed. Agricultural entomology. Moscow: Kolos. P. 77.
Puchkov V.G. 1972. Order Hemiptera - bugs. In: Kryzhanovskii O.L., ed. Insects and mites - pests of agricultural crops. V. 1. Leningrad: Nauka. P. 227 (on Russian).
Vasil.ev V.P., ed. 1973. Pests of agricultural crops and forest plantations. 1. Kiev: Urozhai. p.348-350 (in Russian).
Volkov S.M., Zimin L.S., Rudenko D.K.& Tupenevich S.M. 1955. Atlas of pests and diseases on agricultural cultures in the Non-Black Earth zone of the European part of the USSR. Moscow& Leningrad: Sel'khozgiz. 66 p. (in Russian).

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All rights reserved. Copyright 2006 © M.N.Berim & M.I.Saulich (vector map, description)
Photo © V.Neymorovets (VIZR)

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