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Hawaii Island insect response to koa moth (Scotorythra paludicola) outbreak, 2013-2014

April 13, 2021

This data release includes metadata and tabular data that document the responses of koa moths and other insects to changes in habitat conditions before and after koa (Acacia koa) defoliation by koa moth caterpillars (Scotorythra paludicola) at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge during 2013-2014. Data sets document changes in (1) koa moth abundance, (2) koa moth caterpillar abundance, (3) koa moth parasitoid abundance, (4) koa moth caterpillar frass production, and (5) koa moth caterpillar parasitism rate.

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