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Prophysaon foliolatum, The Yellow-bordered Taildropper The common name for this land snail is derived from the yellow mantle border and the action of self amputation of the end of the tail when attacked by an enemy. One of the foods of this land snail is mushrooms one of which this snail is enjoying!       Canada,Fall,Geotagged,Prophysaon foliolatum,Yellow-bordered Taildropper,land snail Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Prophysaon foliolatum, The Yellow-bordered Taildropper

The common name for this land snail is derived from the yellow mantle border and the action of self amputation of the end of the tail when attacked by an enemy. One of the foods of this land snail is mushrooms one of which this snail is enjoying!

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  1. Gorgeous slug! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Christine, thanks. Yes, it is. Not being a great gardener I can appreciate the slugs more than they can. Instead of slugs perhaps “land snails” would improve their image! Posted 2 months ago
      1. I love slugs, but alas I am not much of a gardener either. "Land snails" is much nicer than what people around here call them..."poor man's peaches". Yuck! I have always thought that they resemble Jabba the Hutt, but much cuter (of course!). Posted 2 months ago
        1. I guess from our point of view we find them interesting to look at and to learn about while others see land snails as a “slimy nuisance”. In my area there are supposedly “dromedary jumping-slugs”. Still searching! Posted 2 months ago
          1. A dromedary jumping-slug would be an awesome find! They are so cool looking! Posted 2 months ago
  2. Mmmm! Are we making this up? A slug that can jump? And over an Arabian camel? Must look it up! Posted one month ago
  3. Yes, I’ve found lots of pictures and information about them .. Awesome! Hempillia dromedarius
    Posted one month ago, modified one month ago
    1. Now, all I have to do is find one of those “jumpers”! Posted one month ago

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A large slug, yellowish or brownish grey, with dark diamond-mesh pattern on the tail; mantle with lateral bands; sole cream. It gets its name from its ability to self-amputate part of its tail to escape from predators.
Habitat: Forests
Distribution: NW North America

Similar species: Land Snails And Slugs
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Nov 8, 2018. Captured Nov 7, 2018 14:31 in Hanks Beach, hanks beach cortes island, Canada.
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  • f/18.0
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  • 60mm