Ghost Slug Found in Wales
A "ghost" slug found in a garden in Cardiff has been declared a new species by specialists at the National Museum of Wales and Cardiff University.
They have given the creature a partially Welsh name, Selenochlamys ysbryda, or ghost (ysbryd) slug.
Creatures of this type are more usually found in Turkey and Georgia.
The origin of the ghost slug, and its route into Britain, is completely unknown, and specimens have not been seen in Europe before this was discovered in Cardiff last year.
Another was was spotted in nearby Caerphilly.
Unlike most slugs, the ghost slug is carnivorous and kills earthworms at night with powerful, blade-like teeth, sucking them in like spaghetti.
It has no eyes or bodily colouring and lives underground.