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Subject: Please Identify (Hawaii)
Location: Waialua, Hawaii
June 23, 2014 1:26 pm
Aloha BugMan,
Recently while we were helping clear a trail in Hawaii on the North Shore on the island of Oahu we came across this bug – as none of us have seen it before we were wondering if you could help identify it? It appears to us as if it were a hybrid of a cockroach + ant + caterpillar visually.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Signature: Tiffany K.

Kiawa Roundheaded Borers

Kiawa Roundheaded Borers

Dear Tiffany,
Several years ago we did all the research on this Longicorn which we identified as an invasive Kiawe Roundheaded Borer,
Placosternus crinicornis.  More information is available on the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health website.

Kiawe Round Headed Borers Mating

Kiawe Round Headed Borers Mating

Kiawe Roundheaded Borers Mating close-up

Kiawe Roundheaded Borers Mating close-up

 

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