Category Archives: Molluscs

Welling ‘exile’ Sam Ho discovers new alien invader

Sam Ho from Welling, now based in north London with the Environment Agency, discovered an unwelcome new freshwater invader, the Quagga Mussel, in September this year, whilst doing official sampling work on the River Wraysbury in Surrey. According to a … Continue reading

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SlugWatch UK seeks to map alien ‘Spanish Slug’ distribution

SlugWatch UK is on a mission to discover how widespread the ‘Spanish Slug’, Arion vulgaris, has become since first being identified in the UK in the early spring of 2012. http://www.slugwatch.co.uk/ This species is more damaging than native kinds, and is reported … Continue reading

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