I really like the leaf vein slugs (Athoracophoridae) that live in our garden and have featured here in the past. Here’s the latest one to pass under my camera:
As much as I like them, I have to admit these guys are actually one of the more boring leaf vein slug species in New Zealand. Some of their relatives are much larger or more colourful and quite a few of them sport large wort-like growths (technically called papillae) that pattern their bodies in various ways. Te Ara and Soil Bugs both have galleries that let you get an idea of their diversity.
A couple of weeks ago I made a little discovery. Some of these slugs also have eggs that are covered in papillae