The foot is 4-5 mm wide in adults and 1 mm wide in juveniles. So I was not sure what it was. Belocaulus angustipes. Most of the slugs that I am familiar with have a smaller mantel on the first third of the animal. (Photo: © Put out bait – Put out bait such as a pan of beer or an upside down melon rind. (Both ends look similar, but the end with the head is narrower and has two eyespots. Use diatomaceous earth, crushed eggshells or copper wire around plants to create a barrier that slugs cannot cross.. Butter and garlic salt! The tentacles are 2-3 mm long, and rarely extend beyond the tip of the mantle. Please email Ashley Morgan-Olvera, M.Sc.
This slug can measure up to 55 mm when fully extended. Black Velvet Leather-Leaf Slug Babies Documentary #1 Puku Duckie. Belocaulus angustipes, the black-velvet leatherleaf slug, is a species of land slug in the family Veronicellidae. Maybe I'm off, but it looks a little like food to me. Slugs and snails, have two pairs of tentacles, on there head. The hammerhead flatworm, also known as the hammerhead slug is an invasive species in Texas. Black-Velvet Leatherleaf Slug. Our smallest in 1960 by Dr. Dee Dundee. The underside of the worm is a pale tan color and the upper-side has a faint stripe. ** After handling live slugs, hands should be washed in hot soapy water, and rinsed in alcohol or a standard hand disinfectant. This terrestrial slug is from the family Veronicellidae (leatherleaf slugs) andcan grow up to 3.5 inches in length. 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. The tropical leatherleaf slug measures 70-80 mm long. The keel is tan colored. The slug is a gastropod, which means " stomach-foot ". Black-velvet leatherleaf slug, Angustipes Three-banded garden slug, Lehmannia ameghini, was first reported in New Orleans valentiana. They are slug can be quite common in gardens. Both the breathing pore (pneumostome) and anus are located posteriorly. 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. I found him-her living in my compost pile. In addition to the New Guinea flatworm, TISI also warned of another invasive species that can carry rat lungworm -- the Black Velvet Leatherleaf slug.