I don’t know for sure, but I would imagine there are restrictions for live insects since it’s not contiguous with mainland USA. Take Papilio xuthus. Wouldn’t want that introduced near any citrus plantations.....
Not sure. I have read several articles in the Lep Soc Newsletter a few years back.
Hawaii is the largest producer of edible sweet corn. It is grown 24/7/365. The vast majority is shipped to Japan.
In the early 2000's Leptraps was contacted by a sweet corn grower to purchase Light Traps to monitor corn pests. I ask him which corn pest they had, his response was all of them.
He told me the history. Eight or nine years ago, a salesman from one of the largest pesticide manufacturers inquired about pesticides useage. They were told there were no corn pest in Hawaii. The salesman left. Within three years all three of the major corn pest were in Hawaii.
Now I wonder how that happened?
I collected Blackburns Hairstreaks in the late 1970's.
I will search for the article in the Lep Sic news.
No, I was not on my Honey Moon. Just a vacation. But I did take a collapsible net on my Honey Moon, However, I had my hands full with Momma, literally.
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Because it is a lot more fun hanging out at the beach than climbing these nasty mountains on Hawaii.
I spent 2 weeks in Waikiki for 20+ years, every year. There were many years I never touched the water. Watching lilly white people turn red is entertaining though.
Oahu is paradise, at least from a weather perspective. It is the most beautiful Pacific island. Traffic at rush hour is horrifying. I'd never want to have to work in Honolulu or Waikiki.
There are butterflies, but not like South Pacific.
Bishop Museum has a great display of Hawaiian heritage. Their natural history part is sadly lacking though. And if what USFWS Honolulu has indicate is true, some of the Bishop entomologists are morons.
Post by papilio28570 on May 3, 2019 17:31:57 GMT -8
Spent two weeks in Hawaii on vacation with my wife back in the 80s when we were still young. We were both ready to leave after a week. A boring tourist trap. Only fun part was climbing Diamond Head. The vertical landscape was visually stunning but having traveled the globe I had seen similar in more exotic lands. Over the two weeks I saw a couple of grass skippers and one P. xuthus.