Daedalochila auriculata At Moultrie Creek, St. Johns County, Florida

    During a survey of southern St. Johns County on July 30, 2010, Harry G. Lee and this reporter discovered a population of Daedalochila auriculata in the roadside swale at the Old Plantation Drive wooden bridge over Moultrie Creek (GPS: 29.49412N 081.20552W - WGS-84 Datum) just east of Wildwood Drive. Empty specimens were initially found on the southeastern bridge approach but further investigation revealed that empty shells were also present on the northeastern bridge approach. A total of nine empty shells (seven adults and two juveniles) were ultimately found. Difficult topography, heavy vegetation and unusually hot summer temperatures precluded a more thorough survey during the visit. This reporter briefly revisited the site on 8/3/2010 and three additional specimens were found on the southeastern bridge approach.

Southeastern bridge approach to Moultrie Creek. The view is looking west in the direction of Wildwood Drive.

Southeastern bridge approach to Moultrie Creek.

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