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A small to medium-sized field slug with a uniformly oatmeal-coloured body lacking darker spots. Mucus clear but milky when irritated. Indistinguishable externally from pale specimens of the very common grey field slug, though much rarer.
Distributed across most of northern and western Europe into north and central Siberia. Distribution type: Eurosiberian Boreo-temperate (54).
A very rare and local slug in Ireland with only a single site, Buckroney Sands, Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow, so far identified (Anderson, 2006). Very possibly overlooked because of difficulties in separating it from the grey field slug.
|Anderson, R., (2016). Deroceras (Deroceras) agreste (Linnaeus 1758) . [In] MolluscIreland. |
http://www.habitas.org.uk/molluscireland/species.asp?ID=71 Accessed on 2016-07-23.