Black velvet leatherleaf slug (Belocaulus angustipes) is a mollusk pest of wide variety of plants. Our smallest in 1960 by Dr. Dee Dundee.
This slug can measure up to 55 mm when fully extended. Belocaulus angustipes (Heynemann, 1885) B lack-velvet Leatherleaf: U. S. Department of Agriculture request for specimens : This invasive species was initially found in northeast Florida under a small piece of wood near a retention pond/lake at Baker Skinner Park in southern Duval County, Florida on 7/12/2005 (number 1 on the map). It is dark-colored (grayish) with raised pustules/tubercles and a characteristically narrow foot.A pale brown line spans the length of its dorsum. The slug is a gastropod, which means " stomach-foot ". Belocaulus angustipes. The foot is 4-5 mm wide in adults and 1 mm wide in juveniles. Belocaulus angustipes, the black-velvet leatherleaf slug, is a species of land slug in the family Veronicellidae. The keel is tan colored.
Both ends look similar, but the end with the head is narrower and has two eyespots. This slug, is usually seen in wet weather, and it spends most of its life, foraging at night, in leaf litter or in the soil. The hammerhead flatworm, also known as the hammerhead slug is an invasive species in Texas. ** After handling live slugs, hands should be washed in hot soapy water, and rinsed in alcohol or a standard hand disinfectant. ... are those the jet black variety,those are really cool slugs i know the red ones are amazing.....i know i like these balls of loogies. Description. I have never seen a slug where the mantel covers the entire animal. (