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Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

FHVNP is a non-profit organization with members worldwide who have experienced the wonder and power of the park’s living volcanoes. In Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, friends and visitors can walk on new lava fields, hike thorough ancient rainforests, see plants and animals found nowhere else on earth, and learn to respect and celebrate the culture and traditions of Hawai‘i’s indigenous people. More »

Koa Bug by NPS

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Koa Bug

The iridescent koa bug (Coleotichus blackburniae), also known as the “stinkless stink bug,” is Hawai‘i’s largest endemic true bug. Found only on endemic koa and ʻaʻaliʻi trees, the koa bug is threatened by an parasitic fly introduced to control similar looking agricultural pest stink bugs.

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