Limax grossui Lupu 1970,a slug new to the British Isles
Author & date of last revision: admin on 20 November 2011
Limax grossui Lupu, originally described from Bucharest, is recorded from Ireland where it is widespread. It closely resembles L. flavus externally and in having lemon-shaped eggs, but is larger, has rougher tubercles, deeper pigment, an overall green appearance and a more marked pattern of colour blotches on thc body and mantle. Internally the spermatheca duct is inserted near the base of the short, broad c-shaped penis in L. grossui. L. flavus has a long s-shaped penis and the spermatheca duct inserted on the oviduct. The intestinal appendix does not extend as far into the tail in L. grossui as it does in L. flavus.