Fat & Happy!

Fat and happy are these air potato beetle (Lilioceris cheni) larvae photographed at (Pelican Island) Audubon House by Bob Montanaro, Pelican Island Audubon Office Manager on June 30. Air potato beetles progress through 4 larval stages (instars). Shown are late…

Queen of Irony

On February 17, Steve Goff (Class of 2006) received a proclamation from the Vero Beach City Council on behalf of the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory - Pelican Island Audubon Society volunteers who work hard to control invasive pest plants at…

Air Potato Beetle Population Abounds

Last year, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released air potato beetles (Liloceris cheni), a biological control agent for the horrible invasive air potato vine (Dioscorea bulbifera), which threatens to overtake the mesic hammock at the Oslo Riverfront…