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.