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Black caterpillar a promising sight in fight against fireweed

KIA‘I MOKU

July 13, 2014
By LISSA FOX STROHECKER , for The Maui News

A new fuzzy black caterpillar is starting to show up across Maui - a promising omen for cattlemen and conservationists alike. The caterpillar is the larva of the Secusio extensa moth, a biological control for fireweed released by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to control fireweed in March 2013.

 
 
 

 

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