Deroceras laeve (Müller, 1774) Meadow Slug

    Although this species was long believed to be native to the United States, recent molecular evidence indicates that the various populations of D. laeve sampled from Europe and the U. S. are monophyletic, with greater genetic diversity in Europe. The New World populations have a very low diversity, suggesting that they are after all introductions from Europe, probably introduced by the first European colonists.

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Deroceras laeve (Müller, 1774) Meadow Slug Showing Breathing Pore Deroceras laeve (Müller, 1774) Meadow Slug
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Deroceras laeve (Müller, 1774) Meadow Slug Tiny Juvenile  Deroceras laeve (Müller, 1774) Meadow Slug Feeding On Downed Tangerine  Deroceras laeve (Müller, 1774) Meadow Slug

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