Observation and photo by Karen Coyle, sent to email@example.com.
maybe also lotus scoparius
This guy was just posing in the path long before I got there. I'll have to catch one some day and spread the wings. Earwig wings are poorly documented.
One flew past me earlier in the year and it took me a while to work out what it was.
A few of these guys about tonight...
This is only the second individual of this species I've seen here. Unfortunately it scampered away too quickly for closer pics.
Whichever species is here.
I think this is something else and not some weird variant of A. valentianus/nyctelius? It was quite big (well, if you find 3.2cm big for a slug).
It's been a loooong time since I've seen an earthworm (I think that is what this is).
However it was at the surface, and hiding under a leaf, so wouldn't surprise me if it was something else.
Same as the one last night, but darker. The striping is still there, but much more subtle.
The best specimen I could find tonight. Measures to 8mm diameter. That's assuming its an adult/matured. Could not get it to retract for the aperture shot.
It apparently thought my hand was a plant or something because it was scraping it pretty hard with its teeth! (or it didn't appreciate being measured)
More specimens from the same area as http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2385476
This seems to be a different slug, which would bring my CA slug list to a total of 2.
The underside was reddish orange in all specimens. Reminds me of good ol' Arion from Europe, and perhaps that's what it is (introduced?).
I think I've finally found a non-garden snail! But it's not going to be native in a place like this, is it?
There was a small group of these flattened snails behind one apartment block. I could not see them anywhere else.
I took several photos of the shell so let me know if anything helps ID it.