Argyresthia castaneella (Busck)
|American Chestnut Ermine
USA: New Hampshire; Vermont
|local name: -|
extinction date: last seen in 1915
|The American Chestnut Ermine
Moth was described in the year 1915, since that year no trace of this
species could be found again.
The larvae of this species fed on the bark of the American Chestnut (Castanea dentata ((Marsh.) Borkh.)), a tree species, which is nearly extinct now, and of which today almost only small sprouts exist, of which only very few get large enough to produce sufficient quantities of bark.