BIOINDICATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE CITY OF BARNAUL USING PRONOTUM MELANIZED PATTERN OF RED SOLDIER BUG
Nefediev, P. S.
Zubchenko, A. S.
- Publisher: Altai State University, Biological Faculty
Acta Biologica Sibirica
(issn: 2412-1908, eissn: 2412-1908)
Biology; Ecology; Zoology; Bioindication | bioindication; red soldier bug; firebug; Pyrrhocoris apterus; pronotum; environment; pollution; Altai Province. | Биология; Экология; Зоология; Биоиндикация | биоиндикация; клоп-солдатик; красноклоп бескрылый; Pyrrhocoris apterus; переднеспинка; окружающая среда; загрязнение; Алтайский край.
Bioindicative assessment of the environment using the character of pronotum melanized pattern of red soldier bug (Pyrrhocoris apterus (Linnaeus, 1758)) has been conducted in the city of Barnaul for the first time. A catalogue of phenotypic variations of pronotum melanized pattern has been compiled. According to the results of the study the urban environment in the city Barnaul can be assigned to the third quality class, indicating a strong anthropogenic influence, and there is a direct correlation between the increase of the deviations during the formation of pronotum melanized pattern of firebug, and intensity of environmental pollution by motor transport.