Scientific Publications

Newly Arrived Immigrant Species to Hawai‘i
William D. Perreira is our Principal Investigator and Entomologist Consultant on our surveying for newly arrived insect species to Hawai‘i.  He studied Zoology at the University of Hawai‘i with the study of insects.  Our consultant, William D. Perreira, Entomologist / Zoologist has over 30 years of experience.  While working at the University of Hawai‘i he has collected the “type specimen” of the world’s smallest known flying insect Kikiki huna, a fairy fly wasp, at Ili`ili`opae, Molokai and the native species of flightless flies.  And he continues to survey, identify, and collaborate with offshore professionals to find newly arrived species to Hawai’i.

Currently we have identified over 41 newly arrived species to Hawai’i with many in publication.  We continue this important work to protect our precious flora and fauna.  Remember Tantalus with the grand native Hawaiian Wiliwili Trees? Sadly, the Erythrina Gall Wasp has almost eliminated them. And now our native Ōhi’a   Lehua Trees are our present concern.

The following are some of the newly arrived    immigrant species to Hawai‘i found by the                Dana Anne Yee Foundation.
Scolopendra morsitans  -Centipede
Roland Shelly Published - William D. Perreira Collector
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Paraxis yeei -Leaf Hopper
Chris Dietrich Published - William D. Perreira Collector
Diptera - Two - Winged Fly 
Neal Evenhois Published - William D. Perreira Collector 
Deracoris orientals - Plant Bug
Thomas Henry Published - William D. Perreira Collector

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