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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 Jul 30, 2018, JAXgardener2 from Jacksonville, FL wrote:

They are in abundance in Jacksonville, Florida and leave a silvery trail marking their path. I keep a salt shaker by the porch doorway to liberally sprinkle upon them by my potted plants. Stops them in their tracks.


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.


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 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.