Kansas Land Snail – Limax maximus

Limax maximus (Linné, 1758)
Giant Garden Slug
Family Limacidae

Identification: our largest slug, 50 mm or more at maturity (although the juveniles – as pictured – are obviously smaller), dark mottling gives the appearance of lines.

Habitat: generalist, woodlands, leaf litter, woody debris (look in the crevices), moist conditions most favorable.

   

[left: climbing a house foundation, right: a mating pair hanging from house siding]

 

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