Early Detection

Our goal is finding and identifying invasive pest species EARLY, before they spread and become detrimental to our beautiful islands.

March 11, 2017

AS SEEN IN FOSTER BOTANICAL GARDEN MAGAZINE | MARCH 2017

The Dana Anne Yee Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, has been fast on the trail for the Early Detection of Invasive Insect Species and what better place to detect for invasive insect plant eating species than at our own special Foster Botanical Garden! It is a “Super Market” for food for invasive insect species with its close proximity to the Honolulu Harbor...

September 1, 2016

AS PUBLISHED IN LANDSCAPE HAWAII MAY | JUNE 2017

A Leaf Blotch Miner Moth (Gracillariidae, Lepidoptera), New to Hawai`i, on Indian Almond, Terminalia catappa L. (Combretaceae)

By William D. Perreira, Entomologist and Dana Anne Yee, FASLA

In September of 2016, while surveying for new pest insects at Mokuleia, O`ahu, we collected a specimen of a small leaf mining moth belonging to the genus Ketapangia (Gracillariidae) (Figure 1), a...

August 31, 2016

In 2014 William and Dana collected this fly Diptera: Xylomyidae Solvasp. It is a New State Record in Hawai’i. See below publication from August 2016.

Good job everyone!

January 31, 2014

ABSTRACT: Scolopendra morsitans L., 1758, is documented from Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, the first record of this anthropochoric chilopod from both the archipelago and state. Hawaii thus becomes the second American state to harbor the species, the other being Florida, where an individual has been taken in Jacksonville, Duval County. Meristic and morphological data are presented for three Hawaiian specimens. At least two...

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