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Slug 1
Photo Credit: Jeff Hahn, University of Minnesota Slug 2
Photo Credit: Jeff Hahn, University of Minnesota

Slugs
Gastropoda
Size: ¼ to 2 inches long

Where/When: Feed on plant tissue in moist and shady gardens and on ripening fruits and vegetables. Active mostly at night.

Significance: Feeding damage often cosmetic, however extensive feeding can result in plant stress or even death.
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