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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.
Signature: GaryT

Banana Slug

Banana Slug

Hi GaryT,
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

Hi Daniel,
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.

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Hi Daniel,
Once again, greetings from Goa, India.
I am attaching three images here of two very pretty snails from Bali. Feel free to use them if you would like! And if you do know what kinds they are, I would be grateful!
Cheers
Sucheta
P.S. – I am about to order your book on Amazon! Will let you know once it arrives.

Snail

Hi Sucheta,
We must confess that identifying snails is not our strength, but we attempted to do some research.  We found your yellow snail and possible the other Snail on My Growing Passion, but they are not identified.  Bali for Kids also has a photo of your yellow snail, but it is not identified.  We eventually found a FlickR page where it is identified as
Tropis bekicot, but we cannot verify that name.  Perhaps Susan Hewitt will see this post and write in with a comment.

Snail

 

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Subject: Slug from Lesser Antilles
Location: Saint Martin, West Indies
January 18, 2013 6:18 am
Hi.
I wonder if you might know anyone who could identify this slug. It’s from Saint Martin in the Lesser Antilles. The more common slug here is the Caribbean leatherleaf (Sarasinula plebeia), which is very different in appearance.
Thanks!
Signature: Marc AuMarc

Slug

Hi Marc,
Though we do not know the answer, we are posting your image.  Susan J. Hewitt often writes in to identify our Molluscs.  We would recommend that you either monitor this posting on a regular basis or even better, provide a comment to the posting so that you will be informed of future activity with the posting.

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Subject: Creature from Italy
Location: Rome (Italy)
December 29, 2012 5:07 am
Hi bugman,
My sister found this creature on her balcony. Looks like a slug, but I have never seen one with this head. It looks like an alligator or a dragon.
Do you know what this is?
Thank you, as always, for your help!
Signature: Saverio

Slug

Hi Saverio,
You should have trusted your instincts.  This really is a Slug, and we are very curious how it got up to your sister’s balcony as they like to maintain contact with damp earth.  We love the Happy New Year greeting.

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cave invertebrates
Location: Lanao del Norte, Philippines
November 15, 2010 1:12 am
i would like to ask a help to identify these specimen. i collected these invertebrates from the cave in the Philippines. i find it hard to identify them because i have no standard taxonomic keys and other references. Please kindly help me because they are needed to be identify for my thesis. I hope for your help, as soon as possible. Thank you for your consideration.
Signature: immediately

Snails from the Philippines

Dear immediately,
We do not recognize your snails.

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Cephalopod like Door Creature
Location:  Richmond, Virginia, USA
October 20, 2010 7:55 am
On October 18 at about 8 pm I found this creature attached to the outside of the glass on my back door. Although I never saw it move after a 2 hour period it had changed position from the bottom right to about the middle left of the door window. It is slightly bigger than a 5-cent nickel.
After taking the pictures I put it in a small votive glass with a piece of cardboard, secured with rubber bands, on top. That left a less than 1/8 inch gap on one side of the glass jar which is much less than the width of the creature. I placed it outside my garage door at 11 pm and went to bed. I checked on it at 8:30 am the next morning and it was still in the same position in the jar. Checking again 3 hours later and it was gone apparently having slid through the 1/8 inch gap. I have not seen it since.
Signature:  Bob from Richmond

Monkey Slug

Hi Bob,
This interesting creature is the caterpillar of the Hag Moth and is called a Monkey Slug.  It should be handled with caution as it is a stinging caterpillar.

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