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Slugs of Britain and Ireland

  • Code: OP160
  • Author(s): Rowson, Turner, Anderson & Symondson
  • Date: 2014
  • Price : £15.00

This AIDGAP identitification guide covers all the slugs of Britain and Ireland.

Slugs have a notorious reputation as plant pests but many species have more varied ecological roles. The British and Irish slug fauna has changed rapidly over recent years as exotic species join our native wildlife. While researching for the book the authors set out to find all 36 known UK species, they were surprised to come across several they didn't recognise.  Although slug species can vary enormously in appearance, and several are difficult to identify, further work, including DNA analysis, confirmed that they were distinct species.

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