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DLNR MEDIA ADVISORY: Kamehameha butterfly expert to meet with Ala Wai Elementary students

Posted on May 10, 2017 in Latest Department News

Ala Wai Elementary School invites the media to a presentation by DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife entomologist Dr. William Haines on the increasing population of the Hawai‘i State Insect; the Kamehemeha Butterfly.  Second graders are replicating research done by Haines and his team and as one student put it, “I can’t believe we are so smart like Dr. Haines and we are only 7 years old.”


Media Availability


Thursday, May 11, 2017

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.


Lori Maihui’s second grade class, Ala Wai Elementary School


  • William Haines, entomologist, DLNR Division of Forestry & Wildlife
  • Ala Wai Elementary Second Graders

Interested media please contact: [email protected] or call 382-6132


HD Video of Butterfly release at Kawainui Marsh:

Photographs of Butterfly release at Kawainui Marsh and State Insectary:

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DLNR Media Contact:

Dan Dennison

Senior Communications Manager

(808) 587-0407

[email protected]