Air Potato Beetle Antics

Ken Gonyo (Class of 2012 ) ¬†"captured" these air potato beetles (Lilioceris cheni) reproducing at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) yesterday. Thanks to Dan Farley (Class of 2015), Vernon Chestine (Class of 2016), and Ken for¬†continuing the weekly Wednesday…

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…

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…