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Yellow slug

Limax flavus

2 species ID suggestions

Leopard slug
Limax maximus Limax maximus
pedroloco 2 years ago
Limus Maximus


Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

Avinash i see what you mean!!

zhabiz 2 years ago

Nice one, Avinash. I checked my original photo of this shot and tried to zoom in to check that, but it looks more like debris on the wall to me, though it still might be a snail. Well, I guess we'll never know!

Avinash Hindupur
Avinash Hindupur 2 years ago

Well, I made another spotting in this pic I guess..look at where the second small snail is looking at ,, a third tiny winy snail climbing the markings :)

zhabiz 2 years ago

Yes Emma, I noticed the snail when I was taking the photo and I have already made the spotting. What I haven’t noticed till now is that there are two snails in this shot. The other one is a little up and to the left of the first one. I had spotted the snails earlier that day in the evening. There were plenty of them on that wall. And I think it had rained earlier on that day.
Then I saw the slug at midnight at the same spot where the snails were before. The number of the snails had reduced by midnight, but some of them were still there.

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

zb,did you noticre the tiny snail next to it? You could make a spotting out of that.

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

This is the only garden slug I have spotted and it was iridescent.

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago


zhabiz 2 years ago

Thanks Daniele, you gave me the clue to find the species name. I think it looks more like Limax flavus. They are common in UK and nocturnal as well as this one.

zhabiz 2 years ago

Hi Alice. Actually it was midnight, and I used the flash. So I guess the poor guy was already in the dark. I feel guilty now for disturbing him!

alicelongmartin 2 years ago

He had better head for the shade!

Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Lat: 53.46, Long: -2.22

Spotted on Aug 9, 2008
Submitted on Jan 31, 2012

Spotted for mission


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