05th May 2016
RED TRIANGLE SLUG MARKS ON A SYDNEY BLUE GUM TREE IN CHARLES & MOTEE ROGERS BUSHLAND RESERVE, HIGHFIELDS.
It was only in the last year that I learnt that these iconic marks, often seen on Sydney Blue Gum Trees on the Darling Downs, were from the Red-Triangle Slug. Thanks to Robert Ashdown, I now can recognize these marks easily, and am noticing them all over the Toowoomba Region.
Today, I was thrilled to see a large Sydney Blue Gum Tree with the Red-triangle Slug marks on it in the Charles & Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve. It was pleasing to know that these iconic looking invertebrates are living within our treasured suburban bushland reserve. I look forward to going back on a damp night to have a better look for the slugs themselves.
For further information about the Red Triangle Slug's of the Toowoomba Region, I suggest viewing Rob Ashdown's Blog here.