Updated Systematic check-list of Tortricid Moths (Tortricidae: Lepidoptera) of Kashmir Himalaya, J & K (India)
Mushtaq Ganai, Zakir Khan, Mudasir Dar and Tarique Askary
This paper deals with tortricid moth fauna (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) of Kashmir division of Jammu and Kashmir State in which an updated systematic checklist of 73 species has been provided along with their scientific name, genera, tribe, subfamily, synonyms, and original references. The whole list belonging to 38 genera, 8 tribes and 3 sub-families, out of which tribe Archipini is most diverse which is represented by 24 species followed by tribe Eucosimini represented by 19 species while as tribes Cnephasiini and Polyorthini are least diverse which are represented by 2 and 1 species respectively. The genus and species of each tribe are arranged alphabetically. Further,32 species of Tortricid moths shows their prevalence in the high-altitude cold desert areas of Ladakh region.