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Yellow Slug (Limax flavus)

Observed: 6th November 2013 By: Jason BurtonJason Burton’s reputation in InvertebratesJason Burton’s reputation in InvertebratesJason Burton’s reputation in InvertebratesJason Burton’s reputation in Invertebrates
2013-11-06 13.16.41
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stevegregory's picture

Limacus maculatus?

Looks more like Limacus maculatus, but I'm not good on these two similar species.

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Limacus maculatus

I agree Steve, looks like the Limacus maculatus i find in my neck of the woods.

Lots going on under those logs, the other slug looks like a possible Lehamannia valentiana (now had a name change to what i can make out is Ambigolimax valentianus)??

stevegregory's picture

Thanks Christian

It's mostly (almost always) L.flavus where I live. However, I found L.maculatus in Oxford city this year and, judging by what has happened elsewhere in Britain, it may spread.

I agree other slug could be L.(now Ambigolimax!) valentianus (pinkish with dark stripe).

Best wishes