Photo of Air Potato (Dioscorea bulbifera): air potato insect damage

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Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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rocklady
Sep 17, 2015 8:13 AM CST
@mellielong I was wondering what was eating our air potatoes, not that I was unhappy about it. The air potatoes invade our azaleas, camellias and anything else available, and they are hard to eradicate.
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Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
Sep 17, 2015 9:33 AM CST
My biggest problem is skunk vine. This air potato is actually in my neighbor's yard but you know how it goes with invasives. They're your neighbor's problem until their yours. I knew they had released the beetles in several areas of Florida, but hadn't seen damage like this before. I haven't been able to find one of the beetles yet, but you know I'm looking!

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