This terrestrial slug is from the family Veronicellidae (leatherleaf slugs) andcan grow up to 3.5 inches in length. ... are those the jet black variety,those are really cool slugs i know the red ones are amazing.....i know i like these balls of loogies. Tweet; Description: ... the Leatherleaf slugs. With the black leatherleaf slug having such a voracious and scavenging appetite, they could establish in urban, suburban and rural areas. The hammerhead flatworm, also known as the hammerhead slug is an invasive species in Texas. (Photo: © Maybe I'm off, but it looks a little like food to me. Belocaulus angustipes. It is dark-colored (grayish) with raised pustules/tubercles and a characteristically narrow foot.A pale brown line spans the length of its dorsum. Black velvet leatherleaf slug (Belocaulus angustipes) is a mollusk pest of wide variety of plants. ** After handling live slugs, hands should be washed in hot soapy water, and rinsed in alcohol or a standard hand disinfectant. The keel is tan colored. Black-velvet leatherleaf slug, Angustipes Three-banded garden slug, Lehmannia ameghini, was first reported in New Orleans valentiana. Please email Ashley Morgan-Olvera, M.Sc. Butter and garlic salt! In addition to the New Guinea flatworm, TISI also warned of another invasive species that can carry rat lungworm -- the Black Velvet Leatherleaf slug. The foot is 4-5 mm wide in adults and 1 mm wide in juveniles. The New Guinea flatworm may be tiny, but it can carry a dangerous parasite. Most of the slugs that I am familiar with have a smaller mantel on the first third of the animal. Use diatomaceous earth, crushed eggshells or copper wire around plants to create a barrier that slugs cannot cross..
Both ends look similar, but the end with the head is narrower and has two eyespots. Description. The underside of the worm is a pale tan color and the upper-side has a faint stripe. This velvety black color slug is usually seen only during wet weather, spending most of its life foraging at night in leaf litter or in the soil. I have never seen a slug where the mantel covers the entire animal. Our smallest in 1960 by Dr. Dee Dundee. So I was not sure what it was. Black Velvet Leather-Leaf Slug Babies Documentary #1 Puku Duckie. Protect tender plants and seedlings – As tender plants and seedlings are a slug’s favorite food, they are also the most likely to be killed by slugs. Belocaulus angustipes, the black-velvet leatherleaf slug, is a species of land slug in the family Veronicellidae. It is a native of South America and was first detected in Florida in 2005. The tentacles are 2-3 mm long, and rarely extend beyond the tip of the mantle. This slug is native to the warmer parts of the SouthEast US. Both the breathing pore (pneumostome) and anus are located posteriorly. The tropical leatherleaf slug measures 70-80 mm long. The slug is a gastropod, which means " stomach-foot ". (This slug can measure up to 55 mm when fully extended. I could also imagine the leatherleaf slugs being a little bit more palatable than the average garden fare. Metairie, Louisiana. Black-Velvet Leatherleaf Slug. They have two ocular tentacles that are also black. I found him-her living in my compost pile. Put out bait – Put out bait such as a pan of beer or an upside down melon rind. Belocaulus angustipes (Heynemann, 1885) B lack-velvet Leatherleaf: U. S. Department of Agriculture request for specimens : This invasive species was initially found in northeast Florida under a small piece of wood near a retention pond/lake at Baker Skinner Park in southern Duval County, Florida on 7/12/2005 (number 1 on the map). They are slug can be quite common in gardens. Slugs and snails, have two pairs of tentacles, on there head. This slug, is usually seen in wet weather, and it spends most of its life, foraging at night, in leaf litter or in the soil.