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This page last revised 25 August 2006 -- S.M.Gon III
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Maps & Figures
Montane bogs, such as the Alaka'i, are a hallmark of the Montane Wet System.
The Hawaiian happyface spider (Theridion grallator) is one of thousands of native invertebrates in the montane wet system.
Hawaiian predatory caterpillars in the genus Eupithecia show highest diversity in montane wet system.
Lobeliads such as koli'i are prominent in the montane wet system, but are particularly vulnerable to pig disturbance.
Montane Wet System
The Montane Wet System in Hawai‘i includes forests, bogs, and wet shrublands on the windward and summit regions of the high volcanoes.
The figures below depict the distribution of the Montane Wet System across the Hawaiian High Islands Ecoregion:
TheMontane Wet System on Hawai‘i Island (red areas above)occurs in five of the six conservation areas, being absent only from Pohakuloa - Pu'u Wa'awa'a.
TheMontane Wet System on Maui (red areas above) occurs inthe northern flank of the East Maui conservation area (right) and onthe summit sections of the West Maui conservation area (left).
TheMontane Wet System on Moloka'i (red areas above) occurs onthe summit sections of the East Moloka'i conservation area.
TheMontane Wet System on Lāna'i (red area above) is of very limited size, and occurs at the summit peak (Lāna'ihale) of theLāna'i conservation area.
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