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Friday, July 12, 2013

African Banana Slug (Elisolimax flavescens)

Family Urocyclidae
The colour makes this slug easy to identify. It reaches 6cm in length.
 Found along the eastern coast from KwaZulu Natal and northwards into Kruger National Park.

It is regarded as a pest in banana plantations where it damages the skin of the fruit.
Info: Field Guide to Land Snails and Slugs (Dai Herbert & Dick Kilburn)


Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

So I cannot blame it for eating my plants in Jhb when we were there, Ha ha. The ones we have here are bright orange! Have a good weekend. Diane

Firefly said...

I get "slakke sonder dakke" visit my place at night and usually see them hang around the dogs' waterbowl when I switch on the back light