Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Blue Slug

I was in the hills briefly... one of the things I came across was a Carpathian blue slug (Bielzia coerulans). In my opinion, this is one of Europe's most attractive molluscs. This slug is indeed a deep-blue and, as the name suggests, it lives in the Carpathian Mountains but also in adjacent foothills in Hunagry. These creatures are often seen just after it has rained when they creep out into the open from out of the woodland leave-litter and onto tracks and roads.

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