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Scientific Name: Limax flavus
Common Name: Yellow Slug
Limax flavus, or the Yellow Slug, can grow up to 10 cm in length. The body is marbled and mottled in an olive-yellow colour. Its tentacles are blue. It has a central yellow line along the keel which extends from the tail to around half the body length, though may be broken into dashes.
It is common and widespread in England, Wales and Ireland. It is mostly associated with houses and gardens - being known to venture indoors especially cellars after dark.
Feeds mostly on fungi, decaying matter and vegetables, especially on compost heaps, but also feeds voraciously on seedlings and vegetables so where it does occur on agriculture and horticulture land it can do serious damage.
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