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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Aug 1, 2014 2:32 PM CST

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Name: Julie
Eugene, OR (Zone 8b)
overmyheadineugene
Sep 8, 2014 11:43 PM CST
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What is this, please?










Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Sep 9, 2014 5:32 AM CST
Difficult to say for sure, if you can make a closer crop it would help.

From what I can see it looks like a type of snail, probably a young one or small species. The bottom part looks confusing, and the top of it looks clear so it could have been parasitized b a snail-killing fly.
Name: Julie
Eugene, OR (Zone 8b)
overmyheadineugene
Sep 9, 2014 11:27 PM CST
Thank you, JR's...
but that photo IS super zoomed. It is on the underside of a cordyline leaf. Im not sure how they get around, but sometimes there seems to be a whole fleet of those things in sight.
It is very small - like the beaded head of a pin. Smaller than a ladybug.
Any other ideas?????
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Sep 10, 2014 4:48 AM CST
It still looks like a snail of some sort, at this time of year you will get baby snails not long hatched from an egg which are not much bigger than a beaded pin head, smaller species would probably be about the same size. I have seen some lately underneath leaves.

There's a photo of a newly hatched snail on this link, they even mention the size as the head of a dressmaker's pin!

http://beyondthehumaneye.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/newly-hatche...

I cropped the photo and blew it up, it still looks odd but a newly hatched mollusc wouldn't look normal.

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flaflwrgrl
Sep 10, 2014 5:31 PM CST
I agree Looks like a baby snail to me too.
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Name: Julie
Eugene, OR (Zone 8b)
overmyheadineugene
Sep 10, 2014 6:08 PM CST
Wow - great job on the picture!! Smiling Thanx!
Now it looks like some kind of snail to me, too...I guess I couldn't see it as well as I thought with my own eyes!! lol And didn't have snails in mind on the 2nd story balcony - though I don't know why not. They get everywhere!
OK, so where do they hide the rest of the time? In the plant soil? Because I can't find them anywhere now. I appreciate your help, JR. Your's too fla...
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Sep 10, 2014 6:22 PM CST
Snails will hide under the edges of plant pots, or under a widow ledge, anywhere they can attach themselves to. They will lay their eggs in plant pots in the soil, or under suitable places if they can get there and as long as it keeps damp.

It's possible the adult snail went up the wall, laid eggs, then returned to the ground, they do climb walls.

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