Slug

Slug

Observation - Slug. Description: Found below the surface, on the wall of the compost heap, the specimen is a soft bodied creature that appears to have a ‘biting' rather than a ‘sucking' mouth, has no legs, no segments, no waist, no wings and no wing case. It was identified, using th

Found below the surface, on the wall of the compost heap, the specimen is a soft bodied creature that appears to have a ‘biting' rather than a ‘sucking' mouth, has no legs, no segments, no waist, no wings and no wing case. It was identified, using the iSpot Bayesian Key, as a slug. It is dark olive on top with a lighter patch about 10mm near the head, it has light underside with an orange coloured line of sausage-like lumps running almost the full length of the body beside the ‘foot' which also runs the full length of the body. Two ‘horns' about 3mm long, with balled tops, protrude from the top of the head and two ‘horns' about 1mm long protrude from the bottom of the head. It has a tendency to contract and turn in on itslef when disturbed.