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Subject: What’s this bug
Location: Makaweli Poi, Hawaii
October 24, 2015 11:07 pm
Living in Hawaii.
This bug is seen on our Gliricidia since 15 Oct 2015.
Signature: Kavi

Kiawe Borers

Kiawe Borers

Dear Kavi,
Your name is remarkably similar to the name of your Longhorned Borer Beetles, commonly called the Kiawe Borer.  It is a non-native species that feeds on introduced, cultivated mesquite plant.  Since Gliricidia and Mesquite are in the same family, perhaps the Kiawe Borer has adapted to boring in the wood of the former.

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What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Makaweli Poi, Hawaii

3 Responses to Kiawe Borer from Hawaii

  1. mun says:

    Dear sir

    Hello
    We are looking for someone who can collect local beetles ( long horn beetles, stag beetles) for us from hawii. For more information, contack us, please. We can pay you by paypal.

    Thank you

    • bugman says:

      Native Hawaiian beetles are so threatened by invasive, exotic imports that we do not condone using our site as a means to further the reduction of the numbers of native insects.

  2. Jerry says:

    Do these kiawe borers have mites on them? specifically Pyremotes?

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