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Possible Netted or Grey Field Slug (Deroceras reticulatum)

Observed: 21st July 2012 By: Wildadam
Poss Field Slug
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Slug spotted while taking part in the 2012 Garden bioblitz. I think it may be a Netted or Grey Field Slug (Deroceras reticulatum). Any help with confirmaing/alternative suggestions would be most welcome. Thanks.

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Deroceras

Definitely looks like Deroceras and may well be D. reticulatum, around my area many slugs with this two tone look turn out to have a pale area around the breathing pore and don't produce milky mucus suggesting the Chestnut slug, Deroceras invadens. (this is not a "choosable" ID in iSpot as it used to be lumped in with D. panormitanum which make them hard to search) without seeing the breathing pore side, I would sit on the fence but I'll put a links to mine.
http://www.ispotnature.org/node/761914
http://www.ispotnature.org/node/763772
(also changing to "invertebrate" from "other organism" would help people find this.)

Lloyd