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Out Foraging. Despite the very dry weather we’ve been having this large, 15-16cm, Pacific Banana Slug was out looking for something to eat. Ariolimax Columbianus,Canada,Geotagged,Pacific banana slug,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Out Foraging.

Despite the very dry weather we’ve been having this large, 15-16cm, Pacific Banana Slug was out looking for something to eat.

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  1. That's an EPIC slug! Posted 11 months ago
    1. Yes, I was shocked to see it in the middle of the trail. I may have actually under estimated its length. It could have been closer to 18-20cm. One of the largest I have seen. Next time I’ll take a measuring devise. Posted 11 months ago
  2. What a beauty!! Posted 11 months ago
    1. Some might say, “In the eyes of the beholder!”. This one is quite magnificent even with its “fascinator” dried blossom stuck to its head. Posted 11 months ago
      1. That little blossom adds to its appeal... Posted 11 months ago

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Ariolimax columbianus is the second largest land slug in the world. Adults range from 15-20cm in length. Some have been recorded at 25.4 cm! Augustus A. Gould first gave these soft bodied invertebrates a scientific name in 1851. Some of the first studies were conducted along the Columbia River; hence the species name A. columbianus (Harper 1988). Gastropoda describes the banana slugs stomach-foot or muscular-foot, which allows them to slowly crawl on a series of muscular waves (Denny 1980). Pulmonata.. more

Similar species: Pulmonata
Species identified by gary fast
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Uploaded Jun 14, 2019. Captured Jun 14, 2019 09:11 in 729-753 Whaletown Rd, Mansons Landing, BC V0P 1K0, Canada.
  • E-M5MarkII
  • f/8.0
  • 1/20s
  • ISO1250
  • 40mm