July Updates

Summer is here- and so are the air potato vines... We are still receiving many e-mails from members who have lots of returning air potato vines with no beetles, or maybe just no beetles yet. Over the last few weeks we have observed the beetles returning to sites all...

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How To Tell If You Have The Beetles?

How can I tell if I have air potato beetles or not? This is one of the most common questions we receive from our members. Some ways that you can tell are: The leaves have tiny holes chewed into them from beetle larvae..... The leaves are 'skeletonized' from beetle...

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Spring Is Here!!

Well it is for most of us. And spring means the return of air potato vine and hopefully the beetles. We are beginning to actively promote and monitor the Air Potato Patrol website and e-mails for this season once again, so watch your e-mail and our blog for updates...

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As The Summer Comes To An End…

Fall is here, which means for most people the air potato vines are slowing down and the air potato beetles are preparing to overwinter. If you live in the Panhandle you are probably seeing this, but if you live in South Florida the vines may still be actively growing....

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Contest Winners!

We have decided on the winners of the "air potato beetles at work" photo contest. Thanks to everyone who submitted an entry. It was difficult to pick the winners, but here they are..... First Place Winner: Second Place Winner:   Third Place Winner:   Thank you very...

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“The Secret Lives of Air Potato Beetles” Photo Contest

Got Beetles? Win a Prize!! We're having an Air Potato Patrol photo contest! The topic for this is "Air Potato Beetles in Action". Be creative, think outside the box (we really respect that- otherwise we never would have created this Citizen Science project), and have...

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June 22 Updates: First Survey Sent & New Videos Coming Soon

Greetings Air Patrol members! You may have noticed some new additions to our website. We now have a link to a map of our current members. As you can see we have lots of volunteers in certain parts of the state, but we still need help and more importantly data from...

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Welcome to Air Potato Patrol

Greetings Air Potato Patrol Members! We are thrilled with the response we have gotten from the public so far. If any of you have a friend, neighbor or relative who you think would be interested in joining and getting involved please forward the website to them. In...

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Funding Acknowledgements

Funding for FDACS-DPI mass rearing and release of Lilioceris cheni funded, in part, by a Cooperative Agreement from United States Department of Agriculture-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS).