Acusta despecta

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Acusta despecta
A live individual of Acusta despecta sieboldiana
A live individual of Acusta despecta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra
Superfamily: Helicoidea
Family: Bradybaenidae
Genus: Acusta
Species: A. despecta
Binomial name
Acusta despecta
(Sowerby, 1839)

Acusta despecta is a species of air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Bradybaenidae.

This species is sometimes a pest on citrus trees.[1]

A resting Acusta despecta sieboldiana is attached to a wall, having formed an epiphragm

Subspecies[edit]

  • Acusta despecta chinensis
  • Acusta despecta ikiensis (Pilsbry & Hirase, 1904)
  • Acusta despecta kikaiensis (Pilsbry, 1902)
  • Acusta despecta praetenuis (Pilsbry & Hirase, 1904)
  • Acusta despecta sieboldiana (Pfeiffer, 1850) - in Japanese: ウスカワマイマイ

Distribution[edit]

The distribution of this species includes:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yuki E., Nobuya T. & Yoichi I. (2002). "Food intake suppression effect of inorganic copper agent against Acusta despecta that harms citrus". Kyushu Okinawa Nogyo Kenkyu Seika Joho (17): 457-458. abstract.

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