koa moth
Scotorythra paludicola

Koa (Acacia koa) is the largest native tree in the Hawaiian Islands, reaching heights of about 115 feet (33 m). Commercially, it is one of the most expensive woods in the world. While outbreaks of the native koa moth are rare, they can defoliate tens of thousands of acres of koa trees. The most recent outbreak began January 2013 on Hawaiʻi Island. More...