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Spotted on a wild plant whilst walking in a lane in Shropshire,UK
I've moved this slug from the Arthropod category to the Other category for you. Snails and slugs are Mollusks. Arthropods have an exoskeleton and jointed limbs in at least one phase of their life. Think dragonfly, bee, crab, and ant.
Thank you Lenny for that detailed information. Much appreciated
The dominant species is Arion ater.There are tw subspecies Arion ater ater and Arion ater rufus.There are no known hybrids.There are ten color forms (cf)cf. albida Whitish grey/whitecf. albolateralis Black with white or grey sidescf. atra Blackcf. bicolor Brown with cream sidescf. brunneofasciata Brown with pale sidescf. castanea Dark browncf. plumbea Greycf. reticulata Pale with dark stripescf. rubra Red/browncf. succinea Orange
I would say that is more a red slug than a black one, Arion rufus...
This is a color form of Arion Ater.Possibly brunneofasciata or bicolor.There are many color forms,10 I think.
Spotted on Jun 2, 2013 Submitted on Jun 2, 2013