Subject: Slup sp.
Location: Vancouver Island, Canada
November 11, 2013 12:46 pm
Photo of a Slug sp. taken on Vancouver Island, Canada in September 2013.
We apologize for the extremely late response, but our tiny staff finds it impossible to respond to all the mail we receive. It is a bit slower now that most of North America is frozen, so we are going through our unanswered mail to locate some beautiful photographs to postdate to go live in mid-January while we are away from the office. This is a Banana Slug in the genus Ariolimax. The common name refers to both the yellow color (often mottled with brown like an overly ripe banana) and the large size. There are three species along the Pacific Coast, and we believe you might have Ariolimax columbianus which is picture on Encyclopedia of Life.
No problem with the delay, i was not actually expecting an answer, hoping maybe!!! Thank you very much indeed for your help, it is much appreciated. I hope you are all safe and warm, while the cold snap is happening!
Thanks again, be safe. ATB
Our WTB? offices are in Los Angeles and the weather is fine, though today it was cloudy most of the day.