5 (plates). Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! Your email address will not be published. Leidyula floridana, common name the Florida leatherleaf, is a species of tropical air-breathing land slug, shell-less terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Veronicellidae. (1986) "Functional aspects of the mucus-producing glands of the Systellommatophoran slug, Veronicella floridana". The slug is also found in Louisiana and Texas. "Las especies de la familia Veronicellidae (Mollusca, Soleolifera) en Cuba". Florida leatherleaf: This slug is native to the Caribbean (Cuba to Jamaica) and southern Florida. On Mar 28, 2007, dvferret from Orlando, FL (Zone 9b) wrote: As far as I know, these slugs just tear apart and eat certain plants of mine. I have never seen a slug where the mantel covers the entire animal. "A review of the Veronicellidae from Mexico (Gastropoda: Soleolifera). Thanks to a new inquiry following a comment from W. Parks, we have learned that this is an egg clutch of the Florida Leatherleaf Slug, Leidyula floridana. Metairie, Metairie, Louisiana. Florida leatherleaf slugs (Leidyula floridana), like other terrestrial slugs, eat fungi, decaying plant matter, and sometimes live plants. They are mostly encountered at night. On Mar 28, 2007, dvferret from Orlando, FL (Zone 9b) wrote: As far as I know, these slugs just tear apart and eat certain plants of mine. My former professor, the late Dr. Harold Harry, reported finding spotted garden slugs (Limax flavus) frozen in ice during the winter in Ruston, Louisiana. I have one in a terarrium and they match that completely. On Dec 31, 2006, barksy from Brisbane,Australia (Zone 10a) wrote: This slug is native to the warmer parts of the SouthEast US. I keep a salt shaker by the porch doorway to liberally sprinkle upon them by my potted plants. This slug is native to the Caribbean (Cuba to Jamaica) and southern Florida, but has spread to northern Florida. Found exact same outside , Cook A. 0 . Vol. (Some slugs have bad-tasting slime that helps deter predators, but I don’t think this one does.). San Antonio, TX. The Terrestrial Air-Breathing Mollusks of the United States and Adjacent Territories of North America. Eggs of Apple Snail. It was wet and foggy outside. Hi W. Matthews, I walk through my yard every morning pretending that our leaf piles are not full of these three-inch-long, flat slugs. Distribution of Florida Leatherleaf in the U.S. States where this slug is found Hosts of Florida Leatherleaf •An exact host list is not known, but it is a pest of pest of potatoes in Cuba and beans, tomatoes, and ornamental plants in some areas. I could also see the two optical tentacles, that were on top of its head. Leidyula floridana (A) ventral view, (B) anal view. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. There are only two species of slugs native to northeast Florida. "A review of the Veronicellidae from Mexico (Gastropoda: Soleolifera). Florida born and raised and this is the first time. Old Timer. I am not sure how much damage this creature in particular causes in my garden but I have noticed a fair amount of snail/slug damage lately. (Slug) Leidyula floridana, common name, the Florida leatherleaf, is a species of tropical air-breathing land slugs, shell-less, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks, in the family Veronicellidae. Please enter your username or e-mail address. The tentacles are retractable. I discovered this cluch of eggs under a pile of wet and decaying wood. What's That Bug? Spotted on Feb 24, 2016 Submitted on Feb 27, 2016. This slug was alive, and able to move. This is usually the largest garden found in New Orleans in 1970. Its skin is slightly tuberculated. I found a nice University of Florida site http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/misc/florida_slugs.htm that helped me identify it. Revisión de los Veronicellidae de México (Gastropoda: Soleolifera)". Of the two, Philomyus carolinianus (Bosc, 1802), is by far the rarest - usually restricted to wooded areas, where it associates with rotting logs . Thanks to a new inquiry following a comment from W. Parks, we have learned that this is an egg clutch of the Florida Leatherleaf Slug, Leidyula floridana. I love slugs, but I’d prefer not to step on one! So I was not sure what it was. Maceira D. F. (2003). The Florida leatherleaf, defies the rules by also being active on dry nights, at twilight, and even in winter months.