2013 - Kerry Slug Survey

Kerry Slug - not sure of colours

Geomalacus maculosus

If a slug can be beautiful, then this fellow tops the poll. Lovely white markings on a dark green-black body. Lives among mosses and lichens and is found in Kerry and West Cork.
Here it is found in two habitat types, oak dominated woodland and unimproved open moor or blanket bog. Within these habitats it is only present if there are sandstone outcrops and boulders largely bare of vegetation except for lichens, mosses and liverworts on which the species is thought to feed.

Text © Biology.ie. Image © Robert Thompson

Kerry Slug - not sure of colours