Aumakua

[moth] Aumakua is a genus of moths of the Noctuidae family, consisting of one species Aumakua omaomao, which is endemic to Hawaii. Adults are known to fly at dusk. The larvae feed on Clermontia fauriei and Trematolobelia kauaiensis. They cut the plant (early instars create discs in the leaf, while later instars cut along the edge), thus all...
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Aumakua

In Hawaiian mythology, an {okina}aumakua (ə; often spelled aumakua) is a family god, often a deified ancestor. The Hawaiian plural of {okina}aumakua is nā {okina}aumākua (naːˈʔɐumaːˈkuwə), although in English the plural is usually {okina}aumakuas. Nā {okina}aumākua frequently manifested as animals such as sharks or owls. Nā {okina}aum...
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