Florida Leatherleaf (Leidyula floridana)

Order: Systellommatophora
Family: Veronicellidae
Genus: Leidyula
Species: floridana


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Atlantic Beach, Florida
Oldsmar, Florida
Orlando, Florida
Pompano Beach, Florida
Metairie, Louisiana

Members' Notes:


On Dec 31, 2006, barksy from Brisbane
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

This slug is native to the warmer parts of the SouthEast US. I found him-her living in my compost pile. Most of the slugs that I am familiar with have a smaller mantel on the first third of the animal. I have never seen a slug where the mantel covers the entire animal. So I was not sure what it was. I found a nice University of Florida site http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/misc/florida_slugs.htm that helped me identify it. 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.


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 saw tons of these slugs over my plants here in Orlando back in October before I trimmed them.


On May 22, 2009, nekochanninja from Oldsmar, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

i have so many of these suckers around my house it's not even funny. anything you lift, especially off the ground, and you'll find at least one.