Spanish Slug

Common Name:

Scientific Name: Arion vulgaris

Body Colour: Red-Brown

Size: 8cm-15cm when mature

Habitat: This is a non native species of slug and it is now known to be an established species in the UK.

Extra Information: These slugs have an extensive omnivorous diet that includes excrement, dead animals and a variety of crops that are not normally susceptible to slug feeding. They also produce twice as many eggs as slugs native to the UK and are able to tolerate hotter and dryer environments having adapted to living in the Mediterranean. They are also known to push out other slug and snail species to dominate an area due to their large size and high population density.

 

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