These European transplants, introduced roughly 150 years ago, are now widespread in their North American range. Flightless and nocturnal, they prowl gardens, yards and open, wooded areas, for soft-bodied invertebrates. Have a slug problem? These guys might be able to help you out! Stretching up to an inch long, they are easily observed on pathways and bare patches of soil by flashlight and porchlight from April until fall… and occasionally during the day to get their picture taken.
Photo by Brady Schwertfeger on 4/7/20 in Missoula, MT.