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Scotorythra paludicola Humuula 9256

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Scotorythra paludicola, koa moth. Humuula Trail. This native moth occasionally has outbreaks that defoliate koa trees over huge areas. One of these is currently going on across the eastern slope of Mauna Kea. When these pictures were taken, the current generation of adults was nearing the end of their lives. Hundreds of dead moths were scattered over the ground, and most of the living ones were rather dull-colored due to age.

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Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS REBEL T1i
DateTime
2013:01:27 15:41:04
ExposureTime
1/80
ApertureFNumber
f/5.6

IPTC Metadata

iptc_keywords
Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Scotorythra, Hawaiian native arthropods, Hawaii, Hamakua, Mauna Kea, Hilo FR, Humuula Trail
iptc_caption
Scotorythra paludicola, koa moth. Humuula Trail. This native moth occasionally has outbreaks that defoliate koa trees over huge areas. One of these is currently going on across the eastern slope of Mauna Kea. When these pictures were taken, the current generation of adults was nearing the end of their lives. Hundreds of dead moths were scattered over the ground, and most of the living ones were rather dull-colored due to age.

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