Hedgehog Slug - Arion intermedius

    Description

    A small slug, only 15-20mm when extended. Usually pale brown with a darker longitudinal stripe along the body that reaches to the mantle. The sole is coloured pale yellow by the mucus. It is best recognised by the coarse tubercles that contract to ragged points (hence the common name Hedgehog Slug).

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    Habitat

    Very catholic and found in many different habitats.

    When to see it

    All year

    Life History

    It feeds on dead plant material and fungi and lives for up to a year. Not considered a pest species.

    UK Status

    Widespread but uncommon.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon.

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