Air Potato Beetle Release Forms for Florida



Air Potato Leaf Beetles are currently being reared by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry (FDACS DPI).  UF/IFAS and the USDA ARS has concluded their 5-yr Air Potato Leaf Beetle distribution extension program in September 2019.


Due to these changes, FDACS releases will be based on a county by county basis, where the number of requests received and the distribution of the requesters will be considered to determine how many shipments of beetles an area of each county will receive. Not all individual requesters will receive beetles, but beetles will be sent to and released in all requested areas. This is meant to increase efficiency of the beetles and maximize control of the Air Potato Vine for citizens across the state of Florida.

We are asking that requestors still send in Air Potato Leaf Beetle requests, so we can be as effective as possible. To request beetles fill out this form: Online Request Form.  For additional information regarding requests or the Air Potato Leaf Beetle, email Cassandra Kelm.









St Lucie County

Florida Fish and Wildlife