In 2013 a Banana slug Ariolimax columbianus (Gould, 1851) was found in a box of Salal Gaultheria shallon imported in the Netherlands. It could be established that banana slugs are regularly imported in the Netherlands with Salal. Two other Ariolimax-specimens that were found in the Netherlands in respectively a garden centre and a domestic home could not be identified to the species level, but likely were also banana slugs. The possibility of establishment in the Netherlands is briefly discussed.

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Nederlandse Malacologische Vereniging

D.M. Soes
G. Vierbergen
B.T.L.H. van de Vossenberg
K. Breugelmans
T. Backeljau. (2015). Een Bananenslak Ariolimax columbanus (Gould, 1851) ingevoerd met Salal. Spirula, 402, 42–44.