Image Number: 0019023

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Adult(s)
Description:
Large shell cone-shaped shaped nail. Voraceous plant feeder and very destructive to landscape and homes. Picked up in baggage by PPQ Officer Berk Brown. As an agricultural pest in Florida, the shell was eradicated (see Abbott, 1989, Compendium of Landshells, pg.78) in 1972. Found in Hawaii and American Samoa, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tahiti, etc
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Field

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Image location:
United States

Subject

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order: Stylommatophora
Suborder: Sigmurethra: Holopodopes
Family: Achatinidae
Genus: Achatina
Subject: Achatina fulica Bowdich, 1822
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Image uploaded:
Monday, January 1, 1990
Image last updated:
Thursday, May 26, 2011