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Hawaii Early Detection Pest List:
The priority pest list is comprised of the most threatening invasive, exotic species across Hawaii. Learn to identify these pests so you can start to look for them in your backyard. Browse the target species for your island below. If you see one of these pests report it online, by phone, or at a walk in location


Island of Kauai priority pest list +Early Detection List- Kauai

Bingabing leaf image
Bingabing
Macaranga mappa

camphor shot borer image
camphor shot borer
Xylosandrus mutilatus

cane tibouchina image
cane tibouchina
Tibouchina herbacea

cattail flower image
cattail
Typha latifolia

Eletherodactylus coqui, image http://animaldiversity.org
coqui frog
Eleutherodactylus coqui

false kava flowers and leaves image
false kava
Piper auritum

Blackberry leaf image
Florida Blackberry
Rubus argutus

fireweed image
fireweed
Senecia madagascariensis

Pennisetum setaceum image
fountain grass
Pennisetum setaceum

Hala scale image
hala scale
Thysanococcus pandani

invasive algae
Invasive algae

Giant reed
giant reed
Arundo donax

Coccinia grandis fruit
ivy gourd
Coccinia grandis

Jackson's chameleon image
Jackson's chameleon
Chameleo jacksonii

little fire ant
little fire ant
Wasmannia auropunctata

lobate lac scale, image Holly Glenn, Univ. of Fl., IFAS
lobate lac scale
Paratachardina pseudolobata

long-thorn kiawe
long-thorn kiawe
Prosopis juliflora

Naio Thrips Damage on a Naio Plant
Naio thrips
Klambothrips myopori

Miconia calvescens, photo Pat Bily (TNC)
miconia
Miconia calvescens

mongoose
mongoose
Herpestes javanicus

Parkinsonia aculeata image
parkinsonia
Parkinsonia aculeata

Cortaderia jubata image
pampas grass
Cortaderia species

stinging nettle catepillar
stinging nettle caterpillar
Darna pallivitta

red imported fire ant
red imported fire ant (RIFA)
Solenopisis invicta

red palm mite
red palm mite
Raoiella indica

red palm weevil
red palm weevil
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus

red vented bulbul
red vented bulbul
Pycnonotus cafer

Cryptostegia sp.
rubber vine
Cryptostegia species

Chameleo calyptratus image
veiled chameleon
Chameleo calyptratus

Rubus ellipticum image
yellow Himalayan raspberry
Rubus ellipticus

coconut rhinocerous beetle image
coconut rhinocerous beetle
Oryctes rhinoceros

Island of Oahu priority pest list +Early Detection List- Oahu

camphor shot borer image
camphor shot borer
Xylosandrus mutilatus

camphor shot borer image
cape ivy
Delairea odorata

Eletherodactylus coqui, image http://animaldiversity.org
coqui frog
Eleutherodactylus coqui

Hala scale image
hala scale
Thysanococcus pandani

Himalayan blackberry
Himalayan blackberry
Rubus armeniacus

India rubber vine image, Mauricio Mercadante
India rubber vine
Cryptostegia grandiflora

invasive algae
Invasive algae

little fire ant
little fire ant
Wasmannia auropunctata

lobate lac scale, image Holly Glenn, Univ. of Fl., IFAS
lobate lac scale
Paratachardina pseudolobata

Miconia calvescens, photo Pat Bily (TNC)
miconia
Miconia calvescens

Naio Thrips Damage on a Naio Plant
Naio thrips
Klambothrips myopori

Mexican feather grass, photo Drew Avery (TNC)
ornamental grasses

Poison devil's pepper tree
Poison devil's pepper tree
Rauvolfia vomitoria

Siam weed, Image by Satish Nikam
Siam weed
Chromolaena odorata

red imported fire ant
red imported fire ant (RIFA)
Solenopisis invicta

red palm mite
red palm mite
Raoiella indica

red palm weevil
red palm weevil
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus

coconut rhinocerous beetle image
coconut rhinocerous beetle
Oryctes rhinoceros

Island of Maui priority pest list +Early Detection List- Maui

Melstoma species leaf image
Melastome candidum
Asian melastome

Banana Bunchy Top Virus
banana bunchy top
virus (BBTV)

Macaranga mappa image
bingabing
Macaranga mappa

camphor shot borer image
camphor shot borer
Xylosandrus mutilatus

Verbascum thapsus flower image
common mullein
Verbascum thapsus

Eletherodactylus coqui, image http://animaldiversity.org
coqui frog
Eleutherodactylus coqui

Rhodomyrtus tomentosa flowers and leaves image
downy rose myrtle
Rhodomyrtus tomentosa

Pennisetum setaceum image
fountain grass
Pennisetum setaceum

invasive algae
Invasive algae

Coccinia grandis fruit
ivy gourd
Coccinia grandis

Parkinsonia aculeata image
parkinsonia
Parkinsonia aculeata

little fire ant
little fire ant
Wasmannia auropunctata

lobate lac scale, image Holly Glenn, Univ. of Fl., IFAS
lobate lac scale
Paratachardina pseudolobata

Miconia calvescens, photo Pat Bily (TNC)
miconia
Miconia calvescens

Naio Thrips Damage on a Naio Plant
Naio thrips
Klambothrips myopori

Cortaderia jubata image
pampas grass
Cortaderia species

stinging nettle catepillar
stinging nettle caterpillar
Darna pallivitta

red imported fire ant
red imported fire ant (RIFA)
Solenopisis invicta

red palm mite
red palm mite
Raoiella indica

red palm weevil
red palm weevil
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus

Melstoma species leaf image
Red melastome
Melastome candidum

red vented bulbul
red vented bulbul
Pycnonotus cafer

Cryptostegia sp.
rubber vine
Cryptostegia species

Australian Cheesewood
sweet pittosporum
Pittosporum undulatum

Chameleo calyptratus image
veiled chameleon
Chameleo calyptratus

Rubus ellipticum image
yellow Himalayan raspberry
Rubus ellipticus

coconut rhinocerous beetle image
coconut rhinocerous beetle
Oryctes rhinoceros

Island of Molokai priority pest list +Early Detection List- Molokai

Urena lobata image (copyright Roger Hammer, Wildflower of the Everglades)
aramina, Ceasar weed
Urena lobata

Cyathea cooperi
Australian tree fern
Cyathea cooperi

Banana Bunchy Top Virus
banana bunchy top
virus (BBTV)

Passiflora molissima image
banana poka
Passiflora tarminiana

Leptospermum scoparium image
broom teatree, New Zealand tea
Leptospermum scoparium

camphor shot borer image
camphor shot borer
Xylosandrus mutilatus

Eletherodactylus coqui, image http://animaldiversity.org
coqui frog
Eleutherodactylus coqui

Morella faya image
firetree
Morella faya

Pennisetum setaceum image
fountain grass
Pennisetum setaceum

Arundo donax image
giant reed
Arundo donax

Tibouchina urvilleana image
glorybush
Tibouchina urvilleana

Hala scale image
hala scale
Thysanococcus pandani

invasive algae
Invasive algae

Coccinia grandis fruit
ivy gourd
Coccinia grandis

kahili ginger flower image
kahili ginger
Hedychium gardnerianum

lobate lac scale, image Holly Glenn, Univ. of Fl., IFAS
lobate lac scale
Paratachardina pseudolobata

little fire ant
little fire ant
Wasmannia auropunctata

Miconia calvescens, photo Pat Bily (TNC)
miconia
Miconia calvescens

Naio Thrips Damage on a Naio Plant
Naio thrips
Klambothrips myopori

red imported fire ant
red imported fire ant (RIFA)
Solenopisis invicta

red palm mite
red palm mite
Raoiella indica

red palm weevil
red palm weevil
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus

coconut rhinocerous beetle image
coconut rhinocerous beetle
Oryctes rhinoceros

Island of Molokai priority pest list +Early Detection List- Lanai

Banana Bunchy Top Virus
banana bunchy top
virus (BBTV)

camphor shot borer image
camphor shot borer
Xylosandrus mutilatus

Eletherodactylus coqui, image http://animaldiversity.org
coqui frog
Eleutherodactylus coqui

Pennisetum setaceum image
fountain grass
Pennisetum setaceum

Hala scale image
hala scale
Thysanococcus pandani

invasive algae
Invasive algae

Coccinia grandis fruit
ivy gourd
Coccinia grandis

little fire ant
little fire ant
Wasmannia auropunctata

lobate lac scale, image Holly Glenn, Univ. of Fl., IFAS
lobate lac scale
Paratachardina pseudolobata

mongoose
mongoose
Herpestes javanicus

Naio Thrips Damage on a Naio Plant
Naio thrips
Klambothrips myopori

Miconia calvescens, photo Pat Bily (TNC)
miconia
Miconia calvescens

red imported fire ant
red imported fire ant (RIFA)
Solenopisis invicta

red palm mite
red palm mite
Raoiella indica

red palm weevil
red palm weevil
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus

coconut rhinocerous beetle image
coconut rhinocerous beetle
Oryctes rhinoceros

Island of hawaii priority pest list +Early Detection List- Big Island (Hawaii)

bridal bouquet
bridal bouquest
Poranopsis paniculata

camphor shot borer image
camphor shot borer
Xylosandrus mutilatus

Cherokee rose
Cherokee rose
Rosa laevigata

Hala scale image
hala scale
Thysanococcus pandani

little fire ant
little fire ant
Wasmannia auropunctata

lobate lac scale, image Holly Glenn, Univ. of Fl., IFAS
lobate lac scale
Paratachardina pseudolobata

Mexican flame vine
Mexican flame vine
Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides

Naio Thrips Damage on a Naio Plant
Naio thrips
Klambothrips myopori

Cortaderia jubata image
pampas grass
Cortaderia species

pink jasmine
pink jasmine
Jasminum polyanthum

poison vine
poison vine, derris, oiltree
Derris elliptica

Poison devil's pepper tree
Poison devil's pepper tree
Rauvolfia vomitoria

red imported fire ant
red imported fire ant (RIFA)
Solenopisis invicta

red palm mite
red palm mite
Raoiella indica

red palm weevil
red palm weevil
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus

red vented bulbul
red vented bulbul
Pycnonotus cafer

Cryptostegia sp.
rubber vine
Cryptostegia species

Smoke bush
smoke bush
Buddleja madagascariensis

tree of heaven
Tree of heaven, Chinese sumac
Ailanthus altissima

bocconia
tree poppy, bocconia
Bocconia frutescens

coconut rhinocerous beetle image
coconut rhinocerous beetle
Oryctes rhinoceros

Last Updated: Tuesday October 30 2012. If you have any questions about the Hawaii Early Detection Network contact reportapest-maui@lists.hawaii.edu.
Funding and support for this project was made possible by the Hawai'i Invasive Species Council, the USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry assistance, and University of Hawai'i-Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit.