Wild Florida Photo - Lilioceris cheni - Air potato leaf beetle

Lilioceris cheni

Air potato leaf beetle

Florida native

Volusia Co. FL (captive) 01/13/20

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This tiny beetle was introduced to Florida in 2012 as a biological control to fight the highly invasive air potato vines.


Lilioceris cheni is a member of the Chrysomelidae - Leaf Beetles family.

For more information on this species, visit the following link:
BugGuide.net page for this species

Date record last modified: Jan 15, 2020

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