Daedalochila sp. aff. bicornuta (Pilsbry, 1900) Two-horn Liptooth Variant A Feeding
This pair of specimens
(one adult and a tiny juvenile) was found feeding on an
initially unidentified fruit in the roadside swale along US-19 immediately
north of County Road 326 (Gulf Hammock) on 1/1/2012. This location
has a very large and active Daedalochila population.
The fruit being devoured by the snails is Melothria pendula
[Guadeloupe Cucumber] described by Linnaeus in 1753
in the first binominal taxonomic work.
This fruit is found throughout Florida and elsewhere. taxonomic work. This species is found throughout
Florida and elsewhere.
Linnaeus, C., 1753. Species plantarum: exhibentes plantas rite cognitas, ad genera relatas, cum differentiis specificis, nominibus trivialibus, synonymis selectis, locis natalibus, secundum systema sexuale digestas 1. Laurentius Salvius, Stockholm. [i-xii] + 1-560 <http://biodiversitylibrary.org/item/13829#page/1/mode/1up>.