Arion rufus (European red slug)
This slug was found under a greenhouse shrub pot in SE Iowa. 
It was probably transported to Iowa with plants from California. (Information and specimen provided by A. Schiller)
 

SLUG QUIZ

1) Locate the following structures:

head
upper tentacles
lower tentacles
foot
mantle
pneumostome
mantle cavity

2) Explain how a slug moves? 

3) What do slugs eat and what special structure enables them to eat?

4) Explain where and how gas exchange occurs in this slug.

5) What are possible functions of the tentacles?



Two slug eggs laid 9/15/04