Daedalochila scintilla has been found in southernmost tip of Texas as well as some of the northern parts of Mexico. (Pilsbry, 1956) These subtropical regions along the Rio Grande are often home to a unique and increasingly threatened habitat known as the Tamaulipan Thornscrub. Characterized by low open vegetation, often with thorny appendages, subtropical thornscrubs are home to species ranging from Ocelots to the Texas Tortoise as well as of course, snails (nature.org, 2008). While Daedalochila scintilla's interactions with this habitat have not been studied, reduction of the unique biome due to human activities
























Living in a hot and often dry habitat like this poses a unique challenge for snails like Daedalochila scintilla. You can read about some of the adaptations it uses to survive here. To find out more about how you can protect habitats like the Tamaulipan Thornscrub, check out www.texaslandconservancy.org.