Entomologist Rehired in Hawaii

En[t]omologist rehired – a Brief News Story
Aloha Daniel –
Thought you’d like to read over this brief news story about what budget crunches have done to our fragile eco system here. Sigh!
Happy Week ~

Banded Cucumber Beetle (from our archive)

Thanks for the information Eliza.  Rather than lamenting, we would be rejoicing that Hawaii has determined that an entomologist’s position had merit after all.  We are posting a photo of a Banded Cucumber Beetle from our archive to accompany your submission.

Invasive bug nabber back on the job
Entomologist position in county, lost in the budget cuts of 2009, has been restored; he is on the prowl again
April 9, 2012
By MELISSA TANJI – Staff Writer ([email protected]) , The Maui News
KANAHA – Using a net, Mach Fukada swept over grasses and plants in a wetland area off a parking lot at Kanaha Beach Park last week.  He was looking for a green-and-yellow-colored insect called the banded cucumber beetle that he found by accident before he lost his job as Maui County’s state entomologist in 2009. He has since been rehired.”

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