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International Journal of Agricultural and Applied Sciences, December 2021, 2(2):145-150

ISSN: 2582-8053


New records of Tropical Leather-leaf Slug Laevicaulis alte (Ferussac, 1822) from Dehra Dun (Uttarakhand) and Jamshedpur (Jharkhand), India


Akhlaq Husain1 , Hishmi Jamil Husain2 and Wajid Hasan3

141, Hari Vihar, Vijay Park, Chakrata Road, Dehra Dun – 248001, (Uttarakhand), India (former Scientist-E, Zoological Survey of India)

2Centre of Excellence for Biodiversity Management, Corporate Sustainability, Tata Steel Ltd., Jamshedpur-831001 (Jharkhand), India.

3Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jehanabad, BAU, Sabour- 813210, (Bihar), India

Corresponding author e-mail: drakhlaqhusain@gmail.com

(Received: 05/09/2021; Revised: 28/11/2021; Accepted: 15/12/2021)



Laevicaulis alte, the Tropical Leather-leaf Slug is an invasive African slug, that got introduced into India. Recently specimen was sighted at Dehra Dun (Uttarakhand) and Jamshedpur (Jharkhand), India which are new records from these areas. In the present communication, its systematic account, distribution, control measures, and other aspects have been dealt with.

Keywords: New records, Laevicaulis alte, Dehra Dun, Jamshedpur (India).