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Limacus flavus

2 Yellow Cellar Slug at Isaacs, ACT

Limacus flavus at Isaacs, ACT - 13 Dec 2019
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Identification history

Limacus flavus 15 Dec 2020 tpreston
Limacus flavus 14 Dec 2020 tpreston
Lehmannia flava 10 Dec 2020 tpreston
Gastropoda sp. (class) 13 Feb 2020 michaelb
Gastropoda sp. (class) 19 Jan 2020 michaelb
Limax maximus 18 Jan 2020 galah681

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Author's notes

These slugs get into my worm farm. Are they carnivorous?

4 comments

michaelb wrote:
   19 Jan 2020
The colour of this specimen is not typical of Limax maximus.
tpreston wrote:
   10 Dec 2020
How large are these slugs? What colour mucus do they secrete when poked with something pointy? I think this may be Lehmannia flava (Great Yellow Slug). If it has yellow mucus if
poked with a pointy object then Its Lehmannia flava. If its secretes milky white mucus then it may be Deroceras reticulatum (Reticulated slug), but it looks more like the former.
https://grdc.com.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0034/198916/grdcbpgslug.pdf.pdf
galah681 wrote:
   12 Dec 2020
The slugs can be up to 10cm long. I couldn't find one to poke it but the ones I turned out of the worm farm were yellow on their undersides. The Great yellow slug would seem to be a likely id.
tpreston wrote:
   14 Dec 2020
Ive re-submitted species as Limacus flavus. Same slug, but Australian Land Snails Volume 1 by Stanisic lists it under Limacus instead of Lehmannia, so Im going with the Aussie expert.

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(genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Isaacs, ACT - 25 Dec 2018 by galah681 Harmonia conformis (Common Spotted Ladybird) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Nov 2018 by galah681 Pentatomidae (family) (Unidentified Shield or Stink bug) at Isaacs, ACT - 25 Feb 2018 by galah681 Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Isaacs, ACT - 20 Jan 2018 by galah681 Musgraveia sulciventris (Bronze Orange Bug) at Isaacs, ACT - 8 Jan 2018 by galah681 Sidymella hirsuta (Hairy crab spider) at Isaacs, ACT - 29 Nov 2017 by galah681 Pholcus phalangioides (Daddy longlegs spider) at Isaacs, ACT - 28 Oct 2017 by galah681 Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Isaacs, ACT - 28 Oct 2017 by galah681 Macrosiphum rosae (Rose aphid) at Isaacs, ACT - 28 Oct 2017 by galah681 Myzus persicae (Green Peach Aphid) at Isaacs, ACT - 28 Oct 2017 by galah681 Polyrhachis phryne (A spiny ant) at Isaacs, ACT - 28 Oct 2017 by galah681 Harmonia conformis (Common Spotted Ladybird) at Isaacs, ACT - 28 Oct 2017 by galah681 Brachycaudus (Brachycaudus) helichrysi (Leafcurl plum aphid) at Isaacs, ACT - 28 Oct 2017 by galah681 Aphididae (family) (Unidentified aphid) at Isaacs, ACT - 28 Oct 2017 by galah681 Amegilla sp. (genus) (Blue Banded Bee) at Isaacs, ACT - 17 Feb 2017 by galah681 Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Isaacs, ACT - 17 Feb 2017 by galah681 Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Isaacs, ACT - 5 Feb 2017 by galah681 Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Isaacs, ACT - 17 Jan 2017 by SkyFire747 Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Isaacs, ACT - 1 Jan 2017 by SkyFire747 Exaireta spinigera (Garden Soldier Fly) at Isaacs, ACT - 29 Oct 2016 by galah681 Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Isaacs, ACT - 29 Oct 2016 by galah681 Ellipsidion australe (Austral Ellipsidion cockroach) at Isaacs, ACT - 29 Oct 2016 by galah681 Melangyna viridiceps (Hover fly) at Isaacs, ACT - 29 Oct 2016 by galah681 Zanda funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Isaacs, ACT - 8 Aug 2016 by galah681 Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattlebird) at Isaacs, ACT - 11 Mar 2016 by galah681 Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Isaacs, ACT - 1 Jun 2015 by galah681 Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Isaacs, ACT - 13 Feb 2015 by galah681 Appias paulina (Yellow albatross) at Isaacs, ACT - 28 Jan 2015 by galah681 Paradoxosomatidae sp. (family) (Millipede) at Isaacs, ACT - 6 Sep 2013 by galah681 Scolopendra sp. (genus) (Centipede) at Isaacs, ACT - 24 Aug 2012 by galah681 Uresiphita ornithopteralis (Tree Lucerne Moth) at Isaacs, ACT - 15 Aug 2012 by galah681 Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail) at Isaacs, ACT - 24 Mar 2012 by galah681 Epilachna sumbana (Leaf-eating ladybird) at Isaacs, ACT - 19 Feb 2012 by galah681 Mordella dumbrelli (Pintail or tumbling flower beetle) at Isaacs, ACT - 29 Dec 2011 by galah681 Epilachna sumbana (Leaf-eating ladybird) at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Dec 2011 by galah681 Lepisma saccharina (Silverfish) at Isaacs, ACT - 22 Apr 2011 by galah681 Caliroa cerasi (Pear and cherry slug) at Isaacs, ACT - 19 Mar 2011 by galah681 Illeis galbula (Fungus-eating Ladybird) at Isaacs, ACT - 18 Mar 2011 by galah681 Dasygnathus trituberculatus (Rhinoceros beetle) at Isaacs, ACT - 24 Feb 2011 by galah681 Euploea core (Common Crow or Oleander Butterfly) at Isaacs, ACT - 26 Jan 2011 by galah681 Porrostoma sp. (genus) (Lycid beetle, Net-winged beetle) at Isaacs, ACT - 26 Dec 2010 by galah681 Badumna insignis (Black House Spider) at Isaacs, ACT - 23 Dec 2010 by galah681 Belenois java (Caper White) at Isaacs, ACT - 13 Dec 2010 by galah681 Chauliognathus lugubris (Plague soldier beetle) at Isaacs, ACT - 2 Dec 2010 by galah681 Badumna sp. (genus) (Lattice-web spider) at Isaacs, ACT - 30 Aug 2010 by galah681 Sceliodes cordalis (Eggfruit Caterpillar, Poroporo Fruit Borer) at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Feb 2010 by galah681 Poecilometis strigatus (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Isaacs, ACT - 15 Jan 2010 by galah681 Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Isaacs, ACT - 30 Dec 2009 by galah681 Mictis profana (Crusader bug) at Isaacs, ACT - 27 Feb 2009 by galah681 Aulacophora hilaris (Pumpkin beetle) at Isaacs, ACT - 19 Dec 2008 by galah681 Dolichopodidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Long-legged fly) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Nov 2008 by galah681 Tiliqua scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Isaacs, ACT - 21 Apr 2008 by galah681 Lamprima aurata (Golden stag beetle) at Isaacs, ACT - 23 Nov 2007 by galah681 Synanthedon tipuliformis (Currant Clear Wing, Currant Borer Moth) at Isaacs, ACT - 2 Nov 2006 by galah681 Scutiphora pedicellata (Metallic Jewel Bug) at Isaacs, ACT - 2 Nov 2006 by galah681 Scolypopa australis (Passionvine hopper, Fluffybum) at Isaacs, ACT - 25 Dec 2000 by galah681
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Feb 2021 by galah681
Robshelfordia circumducta (Shelford's Variable Cockroach) at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Dec 2020 by galah681
Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at Isaacs, ACT - 4 Dec 2020 by galah681
Dermestidae sp. (family) (Dermestid, carpet or hide beetles) at Isaacs, ACT - 14 Nov 2020 by galah681
Libellulidae (family) (A dragonfly) at Isaacs, ACT - 31 Jan 2020 by galah681
Olbonoma triptycha (Concealer moth) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Jan 2020 by galah681
Australomisidia pilula (Lozenge-shaped Flower Spider) at Isaacs, ACT - 9 Dec 2019 by galah681
Syllitus rectus (Longhorn beetle) at Isaacs, ACT - 9 Dec 2019 by galah681
Mordellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified pintail or tumbling flower beetle) at Isaacs, ACT - 9 Dec 2019 by galah681
Lipotriches (Austronomia) phanerura (Halictid bee) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Nov 2019 by galah681
Nysius sp. (genus) (Seed bug) at Isaacs, ACT - 13 Nov 2019 by galah681
Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Isaacs, ACT - 13 Nov 2019 by galah681
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Isaacs, ACT - 13 Nov 2019 by galah681
Harmonia conformis (Common Spotted Ladybird) at Isaacs, ACT - 24 Oct 2019 by galah681
Saprinus (Saprinus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Metallic hister beetle) at Isaacs, ACT - 1 Sep 2019 by galah681
Leptocoris mitellatus (Leptocoris bug) at Isaacs, ACT - 30 Mar 2019 by galah681
Sarcophagidae sp. (family) (Unidentified flesh fly) at Isaacs, ACT - 25 Mar 2019 by galah681
Leptocoris mitellatus (Leptocoris bug) at Isaacs, ACT - 25 Mar 2019 by galah681
Chauliognathus lugubris (Plague soldier beetle) at Isaacs, ACT - 25 Mar 2019 by galah681
Cicadettini sp. (tribe) (Cicada) at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Jan 2019 by galah681
Theridiidae sp. (family) (Comb-footed spider) at Isaacs, ACT - 11 Jan 2019 by galah681
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Isaacs, ACT - 25 Dec 2018 by galah681
Harmonia conformis (Common Spotted Ladybird) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Nov 2018 by galah681
Pentatomidae (family) (Unidentified Shield or Stink bug) at Isaacs, ACT - 25 Feb 2018 by galah681
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Isaacs, ACT - 20 Jan 2018 by galah681
Musgraveia sulciventris (Bronze Orange Bug) at Isaacs, ACT - 8 Jan 2018 by galah681
Sidymella hirsuta (Hairy crab spider) at Isaacs, ACT - 29 Nov 2017 by galah681
Pholcus phalangioides (Daddy longlegs spider) at Isaacs, ACT - 28 Oct 2017 by galah681
Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Isaacs, ACT - 28 Oct 2017 by galah681
Macrosiphum rosae (Rose aphid) at Isaacs, ACT - 28 Oct 2017 by galah681
Myzus persicae (Green Peach Aphid) at Isaacs, ACT - 28 Oct 2017 by galah681
Polyrhachis phryne (A spiny ant) at Isaacs, ACT - 28 Oct 2017 by galah681
Harmonia conformis (Common Spotted Ladybird) at Isaacs, ACT - 28 Oct 2017 by galah681
Brachycaudus (Brachycaudus) helichrysi (Leafcurl plum aphid) at Isaacs, ACT - 28 Oct 2017 by galah681
Aphididae (family) (Unidentified aphid) at Isaacs, ACT - 28 Oct 2017 by galah681
Amegilla sp. (genus) (Blue Banded Bee) at Isaacs, ACT - 17 Feb 2017 by galah681
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Isaacs, ACT - 17 Feb 2017 by galah681
Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Isaacs, ACT - 5 Feb 2017 by galah681
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Isaacs, ACT - 17 Jan 2017 by SkyFire747
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Isaacs, ACT - 1 Jan 2017 by SkyFire747
Exaireta spinigera (Garden Soldier Fly) at Isaacs, ACT - 29 Oct 2016 by galah681
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Isaacs, ACT - 29 Oct 2016 by galah681
Ellipsidion australe (Austral Ellipsidion cockroach) at Isaacs, ACT - 29 Oct 2016 by galah681
Melangyna viridiceps (Hover fly) at Isaacs, ACT - 29 Oct 2016 by galah681
Zanda funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Isaacs, ACT - 8 Aug 2016 by galah681
Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattlebird) at Isaacs, ACT - 11 Mar 2016 by galah681
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Isaacs, ACT - 1 Jun 2015 by galah681
Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Isaacs, ACT - 13 Feb 2015 by galah681
Appias paulina (Yellow albatross) at Isaacs, ACT - 28 Jan 2015 by galah681
Paradoxosomatidae sp. (family) (Millipede) at Isaacs, ACT - 6 Sep 2013 by galah681
Scolopendra sp. (genus) (Centipede) at Isaacs, ACT - 24 Aug 2012 by galah681
Uresiphita ornithopteralis (Tree Lucerne Moth) at Isaacs, ACT - 15 Aug 2012 by galah681
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail) at Isaacs, ACT - 24 Mar 2012 by galah681
Epilachna sumbana (Leaf-eating ladybird) at Isaacs, ACT - 19 Feb 2012 by galah681
Mordella dumbrelli (Pintail or tumbling flower beetle) at Isaacs, ACT - 29 Dec 2011 by galah681
Epilachna sumbana (Leaf-eating ladybird) at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Dec 2011 by galah681
Lepisma saccharina (Silverfish) at Isaacs, ACT - 22 Apr 2011 by galah681
Caliroa cerasi (Pear and cherry slug) at Isaacs, ACT - 19 Mar 2011 by galah681
Illeis galbula (Fungus-eating Ladybird) at Isaacs, ACT - 18 Mar 2011 by galah681
Dasygnathus trituberculatus (Rhinoceros beetle) at Isaacs, ACT - 24 Feb 2011 by galah681
Euploea core (Common Crow or Oleander Butterfly) at Isaacs, ACT - 26 Jan 2011 by galah681
Porrostoma sp. (genus) (Lycid beetle, Net-winged beetle) at Isaacs, ACT - 26 Dec 2010 by galah681
Badumna insignis (Black House Spider) at Isaacs, ACT - 23 Dec 2010 by galah681
Belenois java (Caper White) at Isaacs, ACT - 13 Dec 2010 by galah681
Chauliognathus lugubris (Plague soldier beetle) at Isaacs, ACT - 2 Dec 2010 by galah681
Badumna sp. (genus) (Lattice-web spider) at Isaacs, ACT - 30 Aug 2010 by galah681
Sceliodes cordalis (Eggfruit Caterpillar, Poroporo Fruit Borer) at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Feb 2010 by galah681
Poecilometis strigatus (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Isaacs, ACT - 15 Jan 2010 by galah681
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Isaacs, ACT - 30 Dec 2009 by galah681
Mictis profana (Crusader bug) at Isaacs, ACT - 27 Feb 2009 by galah681
Aulacophora hilaris (Pumpkin beetle) at Isaacs, ACT - 19 Dec 2008 by galah681
Dolichopodidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Long-legged fly) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Nov 2008 by galah681
Tiliqua scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Isaacs, ACT - 21 Apr 2008 by galah681
Lamprima aurata (Golden stag beetle) at Isaacs, ACT - 23 Nov 2007 by galah681
Synanthedon tipuliformis (Currant Clear Wing, Currant Borer Moth) at Isaacs, ACT - 2 Nov 2006 by galah681
Scutiphora pedicellata (Metallic Jewel Bug) at Isaacs, ACT - 2 Nov 2006 by galah681
Scolypopa australis (Passionvine hopper, Fluffybum) at Isaacs, ACT - 25 Dec 2000 by galah681

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Minor Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 13 Dec 2019 10:06 AM Recorded on
  • galah681 Recorded by
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