Subject: Slug with red triangle
Geographic location of the bug: Northern Virginia USA
Time: 11:49 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Everything I find about triangle slugs points to Australia. My buddy posted this pic from Virginia.
How you want your letter signed: BaldJohn
The postings on our site of Red Triangle Slugs, Triboniophorus graeffei, are indeed from Australia. Atlas of Living Australia and Australian Museum have images and some information. We have not located any information regarding Red Triangle Slugs being introduced into North America. With global travel as easy as it is right now, introduction of exotic species to new habitats is a common occurrence. It is possible that this Red Triangle Slug has been accidentally or purposely introduced to Virginia. We will try to monitor any other North American sightings. If the new habitat is hostile, the Red Triangle Slug will not become established in this location.