Rare Massing Of Daedalochila auriculata (Say, 1818) Ocala Liptooth - 2020

    The unusual massing of some 47 live Daedalochila auriculata on the Spartan corner of Evergreen Avenue and the entrance road to the NUStar Energy port facility during September-October, 2019 was believed to be a one time event. A logical explanation for this assembly of snails was never forthcoming.

    Following the 2019 event, the Evergreen Avenue Daedalochila population was periodically monitored to include the snail massing site. Nothing unusual was observed until August 31, 2020 when Daedalochila auriculata once again began massing on the same corner - almost exactly one year after the 2019 massing event began. During the 2020 event (8/31 - 11/1/2020) 110 live snails were involved, more than doubling the 2019 total.

Image of the corner where the Daedalochila were found (9/2020).

Image of the corner where the Daedalochila were found (2020).


Date Live snails found Action

Images of the snails

8/31/2020 7 Snails removed/collected

Daedalochila auriculata (Say, 1818) Ocala Liptooth - 2020

9/2/2020 17 Snails removed/collected

Daedalochila auriculata (Say, 1818) Ocala Liptooth - 2020

9/5/2020 21 Snails removed/collected

Daedalochila auriculata (Say, 1818) Ocala Liptooth - 2020

9/7/2020 11 Snails removed/collected

Daedalochila auriculata (Say, 1818) Ocala Liptooth - 2020

9/9/2020 9 Snails removed/collected

Daedalochila auriculata (Say, 1818) Ocala Liptooth - 2020

9/11/2020 7 Snails removed/collected

Daedalochila auriculata (Say, 1818) Ocala Liptooth - 2020

9/13/2020 3 Snails removed/collected

Daedalochila auriculata (Say, 1818) Ocala Liptooth - 2020

9/15/2020 6 Snails removed/collected

Daedalochila auriculata (Say, 1818) Ocala Liptooth - 2020

9/17/2020 5 Snails removed/collected

Daedalochila auriculata (Say, 1818) Ocala Liptooth

9/19/2020 4

Snails removed/collected

Daedalochila auriculata (Say, 1818) Ocala Liptooth

9/22/2020 2

Snails removed/collected

Daedalochila auriculata (Say, 1818) Ocala Liptooth

9/24/2020 2

Snails removed/collected

Rare Massing Of Daedalochila auriculata (Say, 1818)

9/26/2020

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10/1/2020

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10/4/2020 1

Snail removed/collected

Daedalochila auriculata (Say, 1818) Ocala Liptooth

10/6/2020

4

Snails removed/collected

Daedalochila auriculata (Say, 1818) Ocala Liptooth

10/9/2020

5

Snails removed/collected

Daedalochila auriculata (Say, 1818) Ocala Liptooth

10/13/2020

2

Snails removed/collected

Rare Massing Of Daedalochila auriculata (Say, 1818) Ocala Liptooth

10/16/2020

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10/19/2020

1

Snails removed/collected

Daedalochila auriculata (Say, 1818) Ocala Liptooth

10/24/2020

1 Snails removed/collected

Daedalochila auriculata (Say, 1818) Ocala Liptooth

10/28/2020

2 Snails removed/collected

Daedalochila auriculata (Say, 1818) Ocala Liptooth

11/1/2020

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11/6/2020

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