Swammerdamia castaneae   (Busck)


 
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Pennsylvania Chestnut Yponomeutid Moth
(Swammerdamia castaneae)

 
syn. -

 
distribution:

USA: Pennsylvania

 
local name: -

 
size: (?)

extinction date: sometimes after 1914 (?)

 
This species was scientifically described in the year 1914, and wasn't found again since then.

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.

 
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