Northeast Florida Slug Page

    There are only two species of slugs native to northeast Florida. Of the two, Philomyus carolinianus (Bosc, 1802), is by far the rarest - usually restricted to wooded areas, where it associates with rotting logs. The other species is relatively common and survives quite nicely in the lawns and gardens of urban populated areas.

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Native Species Native Species
Leidyula floridana (Leidy, 1851) Florida Leatherleaf Philomycus carolinianus (Bosc, 1802) Carolina Mantleslug
Leidyula floridana (Leidy, 1851) Florida Leatherleaf Philomycus carolinianus (Bosc, 1802) Carolina Mantleslug
Invasive Species Invasive Species
Deroceras invadens Reise, Hutchinson, Schunack and Schlitt, 2011 Tramp Slug Deroceras laeve (Müller, 1774)
Deroceras invadens Reise, Hutchinson, Schunack and Schlitt, 2011 Deroceras laeve (Müller, 1774)
 Tramp Slug Meadow Slug
Invasive Species Invasive Species
Lehmannia valentiana (Férussac, 1822) Threeband Garden Slug Belocaulus angustipes (Heynemann, 1885) Black-velvet Leatherleaf
Lehmannia valentiana (Férussac, 1822) Belocaulus angustipes (Heynemann, 1885)
Threeband Garden Slug Black-velvet Leatherleaf
Exotic Slug Species From South Florida Miscellaneous Slug Species Found In North America

Veronicella tenax Baker, 1931 from Pinar del Rio, Cuba

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