Climate impact on the population dynamics of Cruciferae Bugs (Heteroptera, Pentatomidae, Eurydema)

Abstract

The current research was conducted to investigate the seasonal population dynamics of Cruciferae bugs in the territory of the Lower Amu Darya River. We carried out a study of population dynamics and field observations of Cruciferae bugs from the hatching period until their disappearance in the autumn during the years 2017-2019. The aim of this research was to study the effects of diverse temperature and humidity conditions on the population dynamics of the Central Asian species Eurydema maracandica (Oshanin, 1871) and Eurydema wilkinsi (Distant, 1879), which are prevalent species in the territory of the Lower Amu Darya River. It is known that climate change has an impact on the number of bugs and on their development. Therefore, the rates of temperature and humidity change are very important factors determining the seasonal population dynamics of both species.

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