Deroceras reticulatum (Muller, 1774)

Netted Slug

Limacidae, Stylommatophora ,Gastropoda, Mollusca, Animalia


Color variable but usually whitish, cream or pale brown, usually with gray flecks on mantle and gray or blackish mottling on body; sole white or dirty yellow; body with long, low tubercles; mantle about 33% total length; introduced from Europe; found in greenhouses, gardens, fields; omnivorous but very damaging to crops, perhaps the most serious garden and crop pest worldwide; eggs transparent, 3 x 2.5 mm, up to several dozen per cluster; ranges from near sea level up to approximately 915 m




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