Have you seen a Ghost slug?

Published: 10 July 2008

An all-white, carnivorous slug has been discovered in south Wales. The slug has now been described as a species new to science by biologists at Amgueddfa Cymru (National Museum Wales) and at Cardiff University.

The Ghost slug was probably introduced to the UK around the roots of garden plants. The nearest relatives of the slug being found in eastern Europe, Georgia and eastern Turkey.

The slug has no eyes, is almost completely white and feeds on earthworms.

How can you help?

Very little is known about the slug so scientists are asking for anyone who has seen one to contact them. A free colour identification guide has been produced to help in finding the slug.

The guide, further information on the Ghost slug and instructions on how to record your sightings are available on the National Museum Wales web site.

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