2018 January 21
Some unusual animals today from Scott Gilmore, who writes: My son and I went on a walk in the forest yesterday morning (January 20th) and we found a couple of interesting things. The first was another snail species which makes 16 species in Lantzville that I have found now. I am confident it is from the genus Pristiloma and it keys out to P. arcticum but that is not known from the island. The snail is only a little over 2mm wide [Jeremy Tatum writes: 2 mm! Viewers please note!] so it might have been overlooked or be a juvenile of a similar species?
We also found 3 unknown larvae. They were under the bark of a fallen tree. They are very transparent with dark heads. I have no idea what they might be.
Jeremy Tatum writes: I had no idea, either, to start with. I thought maybe Kingdom Animalia. But after a bit of searching around I now believe that these larvae are very likely larvae of a fungus gnat (Family Mycetophilidae). The snail and gnat families are both firsts for this Invertebrate Alert site.