Velvet Slug



The specimen of Angustipes ameghini above is from somewhere in our backyard. Allie spotted it from a considerable distance using her odd powers of creature clairvoyance. I think she named it, probably something like “Clarence” or “Rainbow”, but I don’t recall exactly. I was out trying to get a good picture of a spiderweb, without much success.

The “velvet slug” is an introduced species, originally noted in Paraguay. They’re supposedly a pretty bad pest, but one at least has a friend now. Adult slugs can live for a few years apparently.

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