I was very surprised to find this tiny snail in the garden under a Cornus mas leaf today….
I must admit I’d never heard of these so-called door slugs (køllesnegl) before – in the genus Clausilia. There are no reports of this genus previously in my kommune (Malvik). It is tiny, only about 10mm long!
Please let me know if you know which species this is!
My wonderful leopard slugs are feeling it….and I’m happy there will soon be even more of them!! At night, when fertile leopards meet they begin to court, circling and following each other, nibbling each other and touching …The two slugs climb up into a tree or other structure, then hang from a branch on a thick strand of mucus, intertwined with one another….lovely!!
Learn more of the wonderful world of leopard slug sex here:
My first line of defence against the feared Portuguese slug (Iberiaskogsnegl / brunsnegl) seems to be holding despite a couple of sitings in the garden. Last night I noticed that there were hundreds of leopard slugs (boaskogsnegl / leopardsnegl) gathering to discuss strategy! Only when trapped and starving have I noticed them damaging any of my edibles…
I think two of my favourite slugs are in love, spotted on the path up to the house last night….the more the merrier I say! There’s so much I haven’t seen out there in the garden and the leopard slug mating ritual is probably the most spectacular…particularly when the penis emerges from the side of the head ;)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUvw66h0nbQ