Field Slug Deroceras reticulatum
(aka Grey Field Slug, Netted Slug)
Field Slug, Wattisham, Suffolk, England, June 2008 - click for larger image Wattisham, Suffolk, England
June 2008

The Field Slug is a very destructive species hated by gardeners. It belongs to the group of keeled slugs so called because they have a ridge or keel near the tail which distinguishes them from round-backed slugs.

It grows up to 5 cm and varies in colour from pale buff to greyish brown. It has a mantle which often has a netted appearance a bit like a fingerprint.

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