Hemphill's Westernslug

Hesperarion hemphilli


This small black slug is the only native slug found on campus. A cousin of the banana slug, this slug also prefers damp areas near creeks. It can be distinguished from introduced slugs by its jet black body with a distinctly white foot. Hemphill's westernslug is endemic to the coastal region of Central and Southern California.

Photo Credit: Thomas Everest (1,2,3)