We had wet weather in Sweden, and slugs like nothing better. Rather more so than birds, that’s for sure. Arion vulgaris was everywhere. These seem to be the invasive — “the Spanish slug”– but it gets complicated.
Arion lusitanicus has also been used for this species. This journal article suggests it’s actually native to Central EuropeAre we on firmer ground with this one? Arion ater, the black slug (although it also comes in colors ranging from white to red…). A little more on the confusing Scandinavian slug scene (bet that’s not in most guide books).
And is this one, a good 6″ long, a variation on Limax maximus, the leopard slug?

(Snigel seems to mean both snail and slug. Correct me if I’m wrong. There will be snails…)

3 Responses to “Snigel”

  1. 2 Evan September 30, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Yup snigel is both snail and slug, apparently. I always thought snail would at least be a “shield slug” (like turtle is a “shield toad”!? Sköldpadda) but no

  2. 3 David Chen March 28, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    bottom slug with black upper body is Limax Cinereoniger, not Limax Maximus

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