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'Egg masses' of destructive moth discovered in Hawaii

Image source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Image source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

For the first time, the eggs of a destructive moth have been found in Hawaii.

Agriculture specialists with U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently discovered eleven Asian Gypsy Moth egg masses on a boat in Honolulu Harbor that had arrived from Taiwan. Each of these masses can contain hundreds of eggs.

The eggs were destroyed and according to authorities, no longer pose a threat to the state's ecosystem.

Asian Gypsy Moths can decimate forests and agriculture production, feeding on more than 600 different species of trees and plants.

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