(USA) A tiny pest is threatening to cause big problems on Hawaii Island

Hawii News Now | 02/08/2018

BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) –

A fairly new pest is making its presence known on Hawaii Island’s east side.

Cacao Farmers of Hawaii and the Big Island Invasive Species Committee (BIISC) is warning farmers of the Longhorn Beetle, which poses a major threat to tree-related agriculture businesses.

The insect has been seen throughout parts of Puna, specifically Kurtistown, Orchidland, Hawaiian Acres, Hawaiian Paradise Park and a single sighting in Pahoa, Cacao Farmers of Hawaii said.