Submitted to: Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/15/2003
Publication Date: 11/15/2003
Citation: Brown, J.W., Razowski, J. 2003. Review of inape razowski (lepidoptera: tortricidae: euliini), with descriptions of five new species. Acata Zoologica Cracovicusia. 46: 197-208 Interpretive Summary: Larvae or caterpillars of the moth family known as "leaf-rollers" feed on a wide variety of plants, including crops, forest trees, and ornamentals. The group includes many economically important species in South America that attack grape, citrus, apples, kiwi fruit and numerous other commodities. In order to accurately identify species from this region it is necessary to name or describe these species and provide keys and illustrations so that they can be distinguished or identified. This paper reviews a group of leaf-rollers that includes 13 species, five of which are described as new to science. The information included in this paper will be valuable to those interested in identifying and controlling leaf-rollers, those interested in tropical biodiversity, and action agencies such as APHIS, whose task is to exclude foreign species at U.S. ports-of-entry.
Technical Abstract: The Neotropical genus Inape Razowski, 1988, is reviewed. As currently defined it includes 13 species, five of which are described as new: I. auxoplaca (Meyrick) (TL: Colombia); I. bicornis Razowski (TL: Ecuador); I. biremis (Meyrick) (TL: Colombia); I. centrota, new species (TL: Colombia); I. circumsetae, new species (TL: Colombia); I. clarkeana, new species (TL: Colombia); I. iantha (Meyrick) (TL: Colombia); I. papallactana Razowski (TL: Ecuador); I. penai Razowski (TL: Bolivia); I. reductana, new species (TL: Peru); I. semuncus Razowski (TL: Peru); I. sinuata, new species (TL: Bolivia); and I. xerophanes (Meyrick) (TL: Peru). The genus probably is restricted to Andean South America from 2000-4000 m elevation. We also present information on Tylopeza Razowski, the suspected sister group to Inape, and provide the first illustration of the female genitalia.