Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol 23, Issue 2, 2017; Page No.(1027-1031)

COLEOPTERAN INSECT PESTS OF SAXAUL (HALOXYLON SPP.) IN THE DESERTAREA OF SOUTH EASTERN KAZAKHSTAN

Bekzat Kunsalievna Mombaeva, Bagdavlet Turalievich Taranov, Vili Borisovna Harizanova, Rustem Hasenovich Kadyrbekov and Aizhan Myltykbaevna Tleppaeva

Abstract

Species composition of coleopteran pests of saxaul was studied in 2015-2016 in the desert zone of southeastern Kazakhstan. A number of Coleopteran species were found to feed onsaxaul, but also on other desert pasture plants from the goosefoot family: Sphenoptera spp., AclypaeacalvaRtt.,Bulaealichatshovi Hum., Microderaconvexa Tausch. The majority of the species were polyphagous from families Scarabaeidae, darkling beetles (Tenebrionidae), Alleculidae, Blister beetles (Meloidae), weevils (Thanymecus spp., Sitona spp., Chromonotus spp., Bothynoderes spp., etc.), leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae) and others. This article provides data about the distribution and biological characteristics of 16 coleopteran species associated trophically with saxaul in the desert area of southeastern Kazakhstan from Meloidae (2 species), Cerambycidae (2 species), Buprestidae (6 species) and Chrysomelidae (6 species).

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