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Research Project: Mitigation of Invasive Pest Threats to U.S. Subtropical Agriculture

Location: Subtropical Horticulture Research

Title: The Horntail Snail (Macrochlamys indica): A New Invasive Pest in Florida

item REVYNTHI, ALEXANDRA - University Of Florida
item CARRILLO, DANIEL - University Of Florida
item SEAL, DAKSHINA - University Of Florida
item CAMPOVERDE, E VANESSA - University Of Florida
item Kendra, Paul

Submitted to: Extension Digital Information Source (EDIS)
Publication Type: Government Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/28/2022
Publication Date: 4/7/2022
Citation: Revynthi, A. M., D. Carrillo, D. R. Seal, V. E. Vassilaros, and P. E. Kendra. 2022. The horntail snail (Macrochlamys indica): a new invasive pest in Florida. UF/IFAS EDIS. Extension Publication ENY-2078.

Interpretive Summary: N/A

Technical Abstract: The horntail snail (Macrochlamys indica Benson) was detected, in August 2020, in Miami-Dade County (Talamas 2020). This snail is considered of quarantine importance in the United States because it can become an agricultural pest and potentially host parasitic nematodes of medical significance (Grewal et al. 2003; Cowie et al. 2009; Jayashankar and Murthy 2015). A program to survey, control, and eradicate the horntail snail has been implemented by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry (FDACS-DPI).