Meet the Slugs…

Crowned Slug -Limacodidae - Isa textula (4681)
Crowned Slug -Limacodidae – Isa textula (4681).  Photographed at Hickory Canyon NA, Ste. Genevieve County, MO.

I’m sharing three different slugs tonight.  First up is arguably one of the more attractive of this group, the Crowned Slug.

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Crowned Slug -Limacodidae – Isa textula (4681). Photographed at Hickory Canyon NA, Ste. Genevieve County, MO.

Next up is the spineless, Yellow-shouldered Slug.

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Yellow-shouldered Slug – Limacodidae – Lithacodes fasciola (4665). Photographed at Cuivre River State Park, Lincoln County, MO.

Last of all is the Purple-crested Slug.  This is the only individual of this species I was able to find this year.

Purple-crested slug - Limacodidae - Adoneta spinuloides (4685)
Purple-crested slug – Limacodidae – Adoneta spinuloides (4685).  Photographed at Cuivre River State Park, Lincoln County, MO.

-OZB

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