Area of distribution and damage of Psylliodes chrysocephalus (L.)

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Object specialist .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.


.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 the pest damage to rape. Threshold of harmfulness of the P. chrysocephalus on the rape is 3 adults per running meter (Polyakov et al., 1983). Damage is sporadic and insignificant (Gussakovskii, 1949; Shapiro, 1963).

Procedure of map drawing:

Data from the open publications are used for allocation of area and zones of pest damage. In the former USSR, the area includes Baltic States (Putele, 1970), most of the European part of Russia southward of Leningrad Region (Lobanov, 2000; Romantsov, 2007). The area also covers Belarus (Lopatin & Nesterova, 2005), Ukraine (Shapiro, 1963; Brovdii, 1974), the Caucasus (Samedov, 1963; Mirzoeva, 2001; Bienkowski, 2004), the South of Western Siberia, Altai (Dubeshko & Medvedev, 1989; Bienkowski, 2004), Kazakhstan (Dubeshko & Medvedev, 1989; Bienkowski, 2004), and Middle Asia (Dubeshko & Medvedev, 1989). The zone of low damage comprises the area of cruciferous cultures growing in the Northern Caucasus and Black Sea strip of Krasnodar Territory (Palii, 1961; Shapiro, 1963).

Reference citations:

Bienkowski A. 2004. Leaf-beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of the Eastern Europe. New Key to subfamilies, genera and species. Moscow: Mikron-Print. 278 p.
Brovdii V.M. 1974. Family Chrysomelidae. In: Vasil.ev V.P., ed. Pests of agricultural crops and forest plantations. V. 2. Arthropods. Kiev: Urozhai. p. 49-88 (in Russian).
Dubeshko, L.N. & Medvedev, L.N. 1989. Ecology of leaf beetles of Siberia and Far East. Irkutsk: Izd. Irkutskogo universiteta. 224 p. (in Russian).
Gussakovskii V.V. 1949. Order Coleoptera. In: Pavlovskii E.N. & Shtakel'berg A.A., eds. Pest Animals of Middle Asia (handbook). Moscow & Leningrad: AN SSSR. P. 57-109. (in Russian).
Lobanov A.P. 2000. Leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae) of Leningrad Region. St. Petersburg: ZIN RAN.
Lopatin I.K. & Nesterova O.L. 2005. Insects of Belarus: Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae. Monography. Minsk: Tekhnoprint. 294 p. (in Russian).
Mirzoeva N. 2001. A study of the ecological complexes of the leaf-eating beetles (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) in Azerbaijan. Turk. Journ. Zool. 25: 41-52.
Palii V.F. 1961. Fauna of pest flea beetles of the USSR. Frunze: AN Kirgiz.SSR. 101 p. (in Russian).
Polyakov I.Ya., Ebert V., Tanskii V.I. & Shwen P. 1983. Harmfulness evaluation and forecast of the different species and their complexes. In: Polyakov I.Ya. & Ebert V., eds. Control and forecast - the base of the plant protection. Berlin: Acad. Agric. Sci. GDR. P. 294-322.
Putele, V. 1970. Fauna of flea beetles of Latvian SSR. In: Ozolinsh V.Ya., ed. Materials of 7th Baltic meeting on plant protection (part 2). Pests of agricultural and forest plants and their control. Elgava: Latvian Ministry of Agriculture, p. 17-20. (in Russian).
Romantsov P.V. 2007. A review of leaf beetles (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region. Entomol. obozr. 86 (2): 306-336. (in Russian).
Shapiro D.S. 1963. Fauna of flea beetles of the genus Psylliodes Latreille of the European part of the USSR (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae). In: Medvedev S.I., ed. Proceedings of Kharkov University. N 36. Kharkov: Izd. Kharkov University. P. 82-107. (in Russian).

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