On the distribution and food preferences of Arion subfuscus (Draparnaud, 1805)
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Institute of Plant Protection, National Research Institute, Poznań, Poland
Jan Kozłowski   

Institute of Plant Protection, National Research Institute, Władysława Węgorka 20, 60-318 Poznań, Poland
Submission date: 2008-10-10
Acceptance date: 2008-11-05
Publication date: 2020-06-24
Folia Malacol. 2008;16(2):61–67
In recent years Arion subfuscus (Drap.) is increasingly often observed in agricultural crops. Its abundance and effect on winter oilseed rape crops were studied. Its abundance was found to be much lower than that of Deroceras reticulatum (O. F. Müll.). Preferences of A. subfuscus to oilseed rape and 19 other herbaceous plants were determined based on multiple choice tests in the laboratory. Indices of acceptance (A.I.), palatability (P.I.) and consumption (C.I.) were calculated for the studied plant species; accepted and not accepted plant species were identified. A. subfuscus was found to prefer seedlings of Brassica napus, while Chelidonium maius, Euphorbia helioscopia and Plantago lanceolata were not accepted.
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