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Yellow slug - Maybe

Observed: 21st April 2013 By: PaulChallinorPaulChallinor’s reputation in InvertebratesPaulChallinor’s reputation in InvertebratesPaulChallinor’s reputation in InvertebratesPaulChallinor’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Back garden safari. Found under a wooden plank in the vegetable garden on a cold overcast morning. It didn't move from this position for over 30 minutes so I've not got a picture of its antennae.

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stevegregory's picture

I struggle with Limacus

I struggle with separating L.flavus from L.maculatus :-(

Dryopithecus's picture

You're not the only one!

You're not the only one! Reading their comments on other obs, I get the impression that even the experts aren't 100% confident until & unless they've dissected the specimen, which is something I wouldn't like to do to a defenceless innocent creature.

Dry.

stevegregory's picture

Slugs are not easy from photos!

A 'real' expert (there is a least one on iSpot, who I won't name) can usually tell the difference between these two slugs. I get the impression most people think they can tell the difference, but can't. I prefer to err on the side of caution, if I am not sure.

There is a new test key to slugs, which you may already be aware of, at: http://www.field-studies-council.org/media/706528/aidgap_slugs_key_test_...

I've not used it myself, but it looked like it should be good when I flicked through the pages - lots of colour piccies!

Steve

PaulChallinor's picture

Steve

I'm just glad I've recognised it as a slug!

stevegregory's picture

:-)

:-)