Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Boettgerilla pallens simroth, 1912 (Boettgerillidae): a new invasive slug species in Oregon, U.S.A.

Abstract

Boettgerilla pallens Simroth, 1912 is reported in Oregon for the first time and has been collected in five counties. Species identification was confirmed using distinctive morphological characters (i.e. dark keel running from the end of the mantle to the tail; posterior end of the mantle pointed and not rounded; body cylindrical, hump shaped when at rest; and slender and worm-like when crawling) and partial mitochondrial cytochrome C oxidase subunit I (COI) sequences from three specimens. Information on the general biology, ecology and pest status of the species are presented.