What is this slug... snail?

Asked July 19, 2015, 12:48 PM EDT

We found this... what on earth is it?

Outside United States insect identification snails

1 Response

I'm not sure where you are exactly, but if you want a definitive identification, I would suggest the biology department of a local university. From the photo, it is certainly a slug; my guess would be something like Arion rufus: quite beaut! Here are a couple of factsheets/id materials that you can look at to see if this is close:

http://idtools.org/id/mollusc/factsheet.php?name=Arion+ater+group:+Arion+rufus
http://www.goert.ca/documents/InvFS_ariorufu.pdf