Tag Archive | hawaii threatened tree

wiliwili allies, Pteromalidae wasps

 On our recent survey on April 11th, we discovered that some seeds were filled with tiny bugs whom appeared dead when the seeds were cut open.  These were actually cocoons of Pteromalidae wasp, as identified by  Ross Hill contributor to http://www.bugguide.net,  a parasitic wasp that preys on the larvae of Bruchid  beetles that infect the […]

wiliwili tree survey waimea 2009.04.11

  Lalamilo Farm, Kamuela, Hawaii. Two volunteers , Laura Anderson and Francesca Goldberg, and I did a brief survey of the wiliwili trees mauka of Lalamino Farms. Our objective is to collect seeds, located the trees using Iphone Google Maps, and note their conditions. We use a simple designation to note their health: H1, H2, […]

wiliwili tree survey, puu waawaa

I surveyed fifteen wiliwili trees maikai, seaward, side of Highway 190 between mile 23 and 23.5. There are more trees mauka, mountain side of Hwy 190 , but I decided to start out small. Wiliwili  trees are easy to spot even from a distance because of their distinctive orange trunk and branches. They lose their […]