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Slugs in garden for ID

Observed: 3rd August 2013 By: ahbahb’s reputation in Invertebratesahb’s reputation in Invertebratesahb’s reputation in Invertebratesahb’s reputation in Invertebrates
P1100795
P1100783
Description:

I theses are different individuals - but perhaps the same species?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Great Red Slug (Arion (Arion) ater agg.) interacts

Comments

ahb's picture

Large Red Slug

Thanks for ID Peter.

Alan Brampton (Benson)

martinjohnbishop's picture

Used to be A. ater black; A. rufus red

I am surprised that iSpot gives Great Red Slug as an alternative to Great Black Slug for Arion ater. Have I missed something?

Anyway, I do not believe you can give a precise species in this group without behavioural details and dissection. The individuals shown are probably not adult. They would be better described as Arion (Arion) ater agg.

Have a look at http://idtools.org/id/mollusc/factsheet.php?name=Arion%20ater%20group:%2...

Martin