The frequency with which slugs are found to be infested by other invertebrates suggests a possibility of biological control. More than 46 species of invertebrates associated with 25 nominal species and subspecies of slugs arc included in a review of 42 of the more recent (192165) publications. Ten species of invertebrates are known to kill 14 species of slugs. Protozoans, brachylaemid Hat worms, lungworms, lampyrid beetles, and sciomyzid fly larvae seem to be the more important natural enemies.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 1, 1966
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