Story: Snails and slugs

Leaf-veined native slug (4th of 4)

Leaf-veined native slug

Athoracophorus bitentaculatus has the leaf-vein pattern that is typical of many native slugs. The breathing hole in the front part – not always obvious in slugs – can be easily seen.

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Soil Bugs – An Illustrated Guide to New Zealand Soil Invertebrates
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Paddy Ryan, 'Snails and slugs - Flax snails, giant snails and veined slugs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by Paddy Ryan, published 24 Sep 2007