Greenhouse Slug - Ambigolimax valentianus

Alt Name
Spanish Slug and as Three-band Garden Slug, Lehmannia valentiana

Also known as Spanish Slug. It is a brownish slug with darker bands.

Similar Species

The Balkan Threeband Slug Ambigolimax nyctelius is usually more clearly marked but confidently separating these two species requires dissection. 

Photo ID?

Often found near greenhouses, plant nurseries, allotments, under dead wood and in compost bins.

When to see it

Peak time is summer.

Life History

This slug appeared in Britain from Spain and seems to be increasing.

UK Status

Widespread in England, fewer records from elsewhere in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map