Host: burley tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum (burley type)
Description: Slugs, Limax spp., may be very damaging in plant beds, especially during cool, rainy springs. Slugs are shell-less snails. They have soft, legless, unsegmented bodies which vary from light yellow to gray- brown. The elongated body acts as a muscular foot that glides along on a mucous secretion which gives slugs their slimy appearance. Slugs feed at night, tearing ragged holes in the leaves with their rasplike mouthparts. Feeding damage and silvery slime trails may be the only clues to their presence because slugs hide under debris during the day.
Image type: Field
Image location: United States
Specimen in collection: No
Name: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Slide Set
Organization: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Country: United States