Oʻahu Urban Garden Center
Two steel insect specimen storage cabinets have been donated to the the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Oʻahu Urban Garden Center, with the support of Oʻahu Nursery Growers Association (ONGA), Scenic Hawaiʻi, Inc., the Landscape Association of Hawaiʻi, and the Dana Anne Yee Foundation. The cabinets are filled with insect species specimens that can help educate the public on how to spot and identify invasive species.
Publications and Discoveries
A tropical species of biting centipede was found in Hawaiʻi by the Foundation and reported in the scientific technical on-line journal, Insecta Mundi.
Entomologist, William D. Perreira, co-collected the type material of the world’s smallest known flying insect, Kikiki huna. It has been appropriately named by William Perreira’s mentor at the University of Hawaiʻi, Dr. John W. Beardsley along with Dr. John Huber. Kikiki huna in Hawaiian means “tiny bits.” William Perreira collected the specimens from which the description of the species is based. Kikiki huna is not detrimental to any plants or animals in Hawaiʻi and is so small it is half of the diameter of a human hair.