Kula in Maui County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
Wind, Wave and Wings-Oodemas maulense-
Haleakala National Park
From a single colonizing species the small, rare snout weevils (Oodemas), found only in the Hawaiian Islands, evolved into 62 different species. Fifteen species are found with Haleakala National Park. Many snout weevils are found only in a very restricted habitat, such as, the summit of Haleakala. The Hawaiian species have evolved in isolation for so long that the original ancestor is unknown.
A favorite food for birds, adult Oodemas weevils hide under bark and in mosses and leaf litter by day; at night, these tiny weevils emerge to feed on native plants. The species shown is less than 3/16 of an inch long.
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
Location. 20° 45.57′ N, 156° 14.778′ Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Haleakala National Park headquarters visitor center. Marker is in this post office area: Kula HI 96790, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hawaiian Goose or Nene (Nay-Nay (here, next to this marker); Ranch Wall (approx. 1½ miles away); Haleakala National Park (approx. 3.1 miles away); Pa Ka'oao White Hill Trail (approx. 3.2 miles away); Holy Ghost Catholic Church (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named Haleakala National Park (approx. 12.9 miles away); Palapala Hoomau Congregational Church (approx. 14½ miles away).
Categories. • Animals • Environment •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 388 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 14, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.