Florida Leatherleaf Slug (Leidyula floridana)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Florida Leatherleaf Slug (Leidyula floridana) I One of the native Mollusca who function mostly as decomposers so are beneficial. “Florida’s generally sandy soil is not conducive to slugs, but they occur where organic matter is abundant, and of course the generally humid conditions favor slug survival.” (source: UF IFAS) soooo, if slugs are a problem in your yard, seems the solution would be to forego all the fertilizers necessary to keep exotics in peak condition and plant native plants which are adapted to the existing soils.

Learn: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/gastro/slugs_of_florida.htm

My take: http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/feeling-sluggish.html

If placed on their back they quickly roll over.

If placed on their back they quickly roll over.

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1 comment
  1. Another great shot Loret – you seem to capture their personalities!

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