– Hawaii Leaf Miner NSF grant awarded

The lab was recently awarded $150,000 from NSF to study rare leaf-mining moths of the genus Philodoria. The title of the grant is: Hawaiian Philodoria green-island leaf mining moths: Revisionary systematics, phylogenetics and biogeography of a threatened fauna. Akito Kawahara is the PI, Daniel Rubinoff is the Co-PI, and Chris Johns is the graduate research assistant of the project. Click here to read the whole story on the Florida Museum of Natural History’s website: Museum researcher wins NSF grant to study rare Hawaiian moths


Philodoria splendida






Watch this video on the Hawaii Leaf Miner Project:

The Hawaii Leaf Miner Project from Chris Johns on Vimeo.