Tawny Soil Slug Arion (Kobeltia) owenii


Class Gastropoda (Slugs & snails)
Order Pulmonata (Lung-bearing slugs & snails)
Family Arionidae (Roundback slugs)
Species Arion (Kobeltia) owenii Davies, 1979

Length 25-40 mm.
A small slug with tawny brown colouring, dark brownish bands, and course tubercules. Head and tentacles are black to purplish-brown, and the sole and mucus is yellow to orange.

Seen all year round in woodland, allotments and gardens. Widespread in Britain, especially in the south west of England and western Scotland.

Discovered in local wood, South Staffordshire August 2021. © Peter Hillman.

Species confirmed and recorded via iRecord.