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Insects Feeding
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Castanea dentata
(American Chestnut) [Fagaceae]
(Observations are from Funkhouser, Hottes & Frison, Marshall, Felt, Needham et al., Blackman & Eastop, Gibson, Opler & Krizek, Miller, Pepper, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Buprestidae: Agrilus bilineata (Two-Lined Chestnut Borer) Msh2006; Curculionidae: Curculio caryatrypes [feeds on nuts] Gib1985

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Macrodiplosis castaneae (Chestnut Midge) [larvae form galls on leaves] Msh2006, Miastor metraloas [larvae infest leaves] Flt1907

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Anoecia oenotherae HF1931, Longistigma caryae HF1931, Myzocallis castaneae [found on leaf undersides] HF1931 BE2013, Myzocallis castanicola Pp1965, Patchia virginiana Pp1965; Diaspididae: 
Diaspidiotus perniciosus (San Jose Scale) [usually found on bark, polyphagous, although preferring woody species in the Rosaceae; this insect is widely distributed; syn. Comstockaspis perniciosa, syn. Quadraspidiotus perniciosus] SN2014, Lepidosaphes ulmi (Oystershell Scale) [found on bark, polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed in the USA, S Canada, & Eurasia] SN2014; Membracidae: Atymna castaneae [feeds on petioles & blades of young leaves] Fnk1917, Cyrtolobus vau Fnk1917; Phylloxeridae: Phylloxera castaneae [found in NE USA, including Washington, D.C.]

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Lycaenidae: Satyrium caryaevorum (Hickory Hairstreak) OK1984; Nepticulidae: Nepticula latifasciella [leaf-miner, syn. Stigmella latifasciella] Ndm1928, Stigmella castaneaefoliella [leaf-miner] Ndm1928; Tortricidae:
Pseudexentera faracana (American Chestnut Leafroller) [larvae feed within rolled leaves; American Chestnut is the preferred host plant of this moth] Mlr1987
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