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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 4 days 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 4 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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.
  • E-M5MarkII
  • f/18.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO800
  • 60mm