Introducing our Koa Bug pin, the newest addition to our ʻĀina Mauna Line! If there ever were an ʻōiwi insect to turn into a pin, it would have to be the koa bug. Being part of the Scutelleridae family, a.k.a. jewel bugs, these colorfully iridescent arthropods were made to shine!
Endemic and rare, the koa bug is the largest native true bug of Hawaiʻi. As their name suggests, they can be found on koa trees as well as ʻaʻaliʻi and formosan koa. Raising awareness of these bugs is needed now more than ever due to introduced species, deforestation, development and agriculture that have severely impacted their populations.
Each pin iS 1.5” tall and will come with a double metal clasp back. Portions of proceeds of our ʻĀina Mauna Pin Line will go to support kia’i standing up for our sacred spaces. Mahalo for your support!