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Gray Garden Slug eggs

Deroceras reticulatum

Description:

The gray garden slug (Deroceras reticulatum), introduced from Europe, is the most damaging slug species in the United States. These slugs vary in color from cream to a dark mottled gray and can reach a length of two inches. Milky slug is another common name for this species, as it produces copious milky slime when irritated. Juveniles and adults feed on a wide range of edible and ornamental plants. Young plants are especially vulnerable to attack.

Habitat:

Found in my garden underneath some decaying Oak leaves. Have seen the slugs regularly around my hosta plants.

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1 Comment

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 3 years ago

Thank you!!

SarahWhitt
Spotted by
SarahWhitt

Ohio, USA

Spotted on Aug 12, 2017
Submitted on Aug 12, 2017

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