Pomacea maculata Perry, 1810 At Windsor Parke Golf Club

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Pomacea maculata Perry, 1810 At Windsor Parke Golf Club

    As a follow-up to the discovery of Pomacea maculata in two lakes in the Johns Creek Community west of Hodges Boulevard on May 9th (A on the map above) and May 12th (B on the map), this reporter visited the water hazards on the Windsor Parke Golf Club course on May 17-18, 2012 to ascertain whether the species might also be present there as well. At the first location (number 1 on the map) a large number of Pomacea maculata egg clutches, many empty shells and a couple of live specimens were found. At the second location (2 on the map) an even larger number of egg clutches were found as well as many more live specimens and empty shells. At the third location (3 on the map) no Pomacea were found on May 17. However, a more thorough survey the next day yielded three empty shells and one old egg clutch. At the two remaining locations checked on the course's water hazard system (4 and 5 on the map) no snails were seen. During the May 18th visit the remaining southern portion of the golf course's water hazard system (not shown on the above map) was surveyed and no evidence of Pomacea was seen. While a large number of Pomacea maculata are present in the northern section of the water hazard system as evidenced by the large number of egg clutches present, the snails apparently have not yet spread to the southern part of the golf course despite the fact that they have obviously been present for a number of years.

    It should be noted that on May 24th, subsequent to the Windsor Parke visits, that Pomacea maculata were also discovered in an additional smaller lake in the Johns Creek Community (C on the map). 

Live Pomacea maculata from Windsor Parke Golf Course   Pomacea maculata with a yellow colored animal found on Windsor Park Drive   Pomacea maculata from Windsor Park Drive (live specimen and empty shells)

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