First moth species on Alpenrose discovered

Source: ScienceDaily

A research team was able to find a previously unknown glacial relic in the Alps, the Alpine rose leaf-miner moth. It is the first known species to have its caterpillars specializing on the rust-red alpine rose, a very poisonous, widely distributed plant that most animals, including moths and butterflies, strictly avoid.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/11/211123131321.htm