Thursday, 19 June 2014

Spanish slug: Busting an invasion myth

June 18, 2014

Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum

Spanish slugs (Arion lusitanicus) are one of the most common slug species in Central Europe. The animals sometimes nicknamed “killer slugs” are known to do their fair share of damage in fields and gardens. The slug was thought to have originated in Southern Europe. However researchers have now found out that the prime example of an invasive species is originally from Central Europe and thus no “immigrant” after all.

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