It is a native of South America and was first detected in Florida in 2005. Both the breathing pore (pneumostome) and anus are located posteriorly. The keel is tan colored. The African black slug is a slimy, black mollusk about an inch long with a distinctive white mark on its back, unlike several harmless species of black slugs native to the Lower Rio Grande Valley that are solid black. Belocaulus angustipes, the black-velvet leatherleaf slug, is a species of land slug in the family Veronicellidae. The African black slug is endemic to Asia and the Caribbean. As the common name suggest, this slug is typically jet black with an inconspicuous tan stripe down the underside. 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. This terrestrial slug is from the family Veronicellidae (leatherleaf slugs) andcan grow up to 3.5 inches in length. Description. I found him-her living in my compost pile. I could also imagine the leatherleaf slugs being a little bit more palatable than the average garden fare. ), nocturnal and terrestrial slug in the Limacidae family or the keel back slugs.In the leopard slug the keel is well-marked present towards the posterior end of the body. I have never seen a slug where the mantel covers the entire animal. Another feature of Limacid slugs is the respiratory hole being present in the back-half of the mantle shield. This slug is native to the warmer parts of the SouthEast US. ** After handling live slugs, hands should be washed in hot soapy water, and rinsed in alcohol or a standard hand disinfectant. Most of the slugs that I am familiar with have a smaller mantel on the first third of the animal. Description. Belocaulus angustipes, the black-velvet leatherleaf slug, is a species of land slug in the family Veronicellidae. So I was not sure what it was. Black velvet leatherleaf slug (Belocaulus angustipes) is a mollusk pest of wide variety of plants. The tentacles are 2-3 mm long, and rarely extend beyond the tip of the mantle. The tropical leatherleaf slug measures 70-80 mm long. Butter and garlic salt! The Black Velvet Leatherleaf Slug is an invasive species in Texas and can carry the nematode parasite Angiostrongylus costaricensis that causes abdominal angiostrongyliasis in humans.

Both ends look similar, but the end with the head is narrower and has two eyespots. Maybe I'm off, but it looks a little like food to me. It is dark-colored (grayish) with raised pustules/tubercles and a characteristically narrow foot.A pale brown line spans the length of its dorsum. Limax maximus is a large (6 in. Black Velvet Leatherleaf slug. The foot is 4-5 mm wide in adults and 1 mm wide in juveniles. They have two ocular tentacles that are also black. ... 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. 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). to more than 8 in.

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