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Banana Slug?




9 Comments

namitha
namitha 7 years ago

OK thats cool. I hope you find it soon.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

I am sure it cannot be Ariolimax californicus because that species is endemic to California. Perhaps there is another species in Maine known as the Yellow Banana Slug, yet I cannot find a scientific name to fit the location.

namitha
namitha 7 years ago

Actually I meant to post those links together. Anyways why are you so sure that it is a different species.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Thanks Namitha, unfortunately they do not provide a definite species! Thanks for your persistence! Those links could provide very helpful!

namitha
namitha 7 years ago

http://umaine.edu/ipm/ipddl/publications...
Here also you could find info about yellow banana slug in Maine.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Thanks Namitha. Perhaps this is another species with the same name!

namitha
namitha 7 years ago

Hi J, I don't know if it is right or not I found this info in this site http://www.hillgardens.com/slugs.htm [3rd paragraph]. Hope it will help.
"Here in Maine, long-time gardeners refer to the most destructive variety as "banana slugs." Large, yellow/orange creatures ranging between 1/2" to 1-1/2" long, they rampage through many New England gardens leaving an alarming trail of destruction and slime. Other, usually smaller, types frequently march side-by-side with their larger cousins devouring practically anything in their path: any dead or living plant, flower or fruit, especially tiny seedlings."

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Thanks namitha, though the range of Ariolimax californicus doesn't extend to Maine. Thanks for the assist, though!

namitha
namitha 7 years ago

Hi J, I think it is the California Banana slug

Jacob Gorneau
Spotted by
Jacob Gorneau

Maine, USA

Lat: 43.87, Long: -70.70

Spotted on Aug 11, 2012
Submitted on Aug 22, 2012

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