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Native moth responsible for koa defoliation

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) has documented extensive defoliation of large sections of mature koa forest on Hawaii Island, which scientists believe is the result of a natural but sudden proliferation of a native moth. Koa trees in the Hilo and Hamakua regions, between […]

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