Scientific Publications

Newly Arrived Immigrant Species to Hawai‘i
William D. Perreira is our Principal Investigator and Entomologist Consultant on our surveying for newly arrived insect species to Hawai‘i.  He studied Zoology at the University of Hawai‘i along with years in the study of insects.  Our consultant, William D. Perreira, Entomologist / Zoologist has over 30 years of experience.  While working at the University of Hawai‘i he has collected the “type specimen” of the world’s smallest known flying insect Kikiki huna, a fairy fly wasp, at Ili`ili`opae, Molokai and the native species of flightless flies.  And he continues to survey, identify, and collaborate with offshore professionals to find newly arrived species to Hawai’i.

Currently we have identified over 96 newly arrived species to Hawai’i with many in publication.  We continue this important work to protect our precious flora and fauna.  Remember Tantalus with the grand native Hawaiian Wiliwili Trees? Sadly, the Erythrina Gall Wasp has almost eliminated them. And now our native Ōhi’a Lehua Trees are our present concern.

The following are some of the newly arrived    immigrant species to Hawai‘i,
found by William D. Perreira / Entomologist through the Dana Anne Yee Foundation.
Scolopendra morsitans  - Centipede
New to the Hawaiian fauna
Rowland M. Shelley, Published - William D. Perreira, Collector
Parallaxis yeeae -Leaf Hopper
New State Record, New to Science
Christopher H. Dietrich, Published and William D. Perreira, Collector
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Diptera,  Two-Winged Fly 
New State Record
Neal L. Evenhuis, Published - William D. Perreira, Collector 
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Deraeocoris orientalis - Plant Bug
New State Record
Thomas J. Henry, Published - William D. Perreira, Collector
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Red-Shouldered Bostrichid Beetle
William D. Perreira Collector
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