Helicina aspersa

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Helicina aspersa
Alecton discoidalis and Helicina adspersa.png
Foaming behaviour of Helicina aspersa while attacked by a larva of Alecton discoidalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Neritimorpha

clade Cycloneritimorpha

Superfamily: Helicinoidea
Family: Helicinidae
Subfamily: Helicininae
Genus: Helicina
Species: H. aspersa
Binomial name
Helicina aspersa
Pfeiffer, 1839
Synonyms

Helicina adspersa (lapsus)[verification needed]

Helicina aspersa is a species of a land snail, terrestrial gastropod mollusk in the family Helicinidae.[1]

Distribution[edit]

This species lives in Cuba.[2][1]

Ecology[edit]

Helicina aspersa is a tree dwelling species.[1]

Predators of Helicina aspersa include larvae of firefly bug Alecton discoidalis.[1] On some occasions, the Helicina aspersa emit a protective foam which enables them to thwart the attack.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Rios O. M. & Quinta M. H. (2010). "Larval Feeding Habits of the Cuban Endemic Firefly Alecton discoidalis Laporte (Coleoptera: Lampyridae)". Psyche 2010, Article ID 149879, 5 pages, doi:10.1155/2010/149879.
  2. ^ "Mollusca" Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine.. Diversidad Biológica Cubana, accessed 20 March 2011. (listed as "Helicina adspersa Pfeiffer, 1839").

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