Subject: Please Identify (Hawaii)
Location: Waialua, Hawaii
June 23, 2014 1:26 pm
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.
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.