Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Yellow cellar slug

Limacus flavus (Linnaeus)

Order: Pulmonata
Family: Limacidae.

Size range

  • Up to 100 mm in length when fully grown


  • Native to temperate parts of Europe. Can tolerate low temperatures

Life History

  • One of of the larger species found in gardens, close to human dwellings
  • Nocturnal. Needs moist surroundings
  • Feeds above ground on decaying vegetable matter, fungi and lichens