Vulgar Slug - Arion vulgaris sensu stricta
There are three species in this complex (Arion ater group): Arion ater, Arion rufus and Arion vulgaris. These slug species range from 75 to over 150 mm in length at maturity. They may be dark brown, black, orange or reddish in colour. They are large and bulky with long, course tubercles on the side and back.
Arion ater and Arion rufus
Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.
Gardens, greenhouses and other fairly moist, well vegetated sites.
Diet includes living and dead plant material, fungi etc.
Widespread in Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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