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Greenhouse Slug

Milax gagates


The greenhouse slug is an introduced slug from Europe, reaching over two inches when mature. They can range from off-white to dark gray, like some field slugs (Deroceras spp.). However, they are distinguished by a distinctly angled ridge running down their back. Field slugs have a round back. In some places, this species is an agricultural pest.

Photo Credit: Thomas Everest

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