Swammerdamia castaneae (Busck)
Pennsylvania Chestnut Yponomeutid Moth
|local name: -|
extinction date: sometimes after 1914 (?)
|This species was
scientifically described in the year 1914, and wasn't found again since
It is not known, if this species is/was solely depending on the American Chestnut (Castanea dentata ((Marsh.) Borkh.)) as host plant, or if its larvae also feed/fed on other, closely related plant species.
Because the larvae fed/feed on the leaves, there is still some hope, that the species is still existing, because the host plant is yet not completely extinct.