Iridescent Semi-slug

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Iridescent Semi-slugGenus: Peloparion
Species: Peloparion iridis
Common names: Iridescent Semi-slug
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I’m sure all our bushcarers have noticed this semi-slug on the underside of the leaves of shrubs and small trees. It is very common right across the whole reserve, even in the areas where cat’s claw and ochna are dominant. It has a rudimentary, small, flattened semi-shell with a diameter of about 8-10mm, and a total body length about 20mm when moving along. The photo on the left shows its contracted heart shaped “sleeping” position and the photo on the right shows the semi-slug in motion. (March 2009)