Spanish Stealth Slug

Common Name: Spanish Stealth slug

Scientific Name: Arion Flagellus

Body Colour: Brown-Red

Size: It can grow up to 10cm in length

Habitat: First identified in the UK in 1945-1946 and is now widespread across the UK and is found in a great variety of habitats from upland acidic grassland, to lowland alder carr and now widely in gardens.

Extra Information: This species has pale mucus which may be tinged yellow or green, and its underside is always pale but often tinged green. The young have a distinctive orange-yellow colour but with broad, dark lateral bands.

 

Image courtesy Dr Roy Anderson

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