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Mycorrhizal fungi grow on the roots of plants and trees and help them capture nutrients from the soil. This relationship between beneficial fungi and trees is essential for healthy forests. In areas where mycorrhizal fungus/plant relationships have broken down, trees take longer to grow and are not as healthy. The Blue-grey Taildropper and the few other animals that eat these fungi play a vital role spreading the spores of mycorrhizal fungi, and each time one of these spore-spreading species is lost, the en

In Canada, all records of the Blue-grey Taildropper are from moist forests on southern and south-eastern Vancouver Island. Many records are from Garry Oak meadows and their fringes. The slugs also occur in Douglas-fir-dominated forests, especially in small openings with dense shrubs such as Ocean Spray. The slugs are found in moist microsites on the forest floor, such as within leaf litter, under Sword Ferns, within moss, or under decaying logs.Apart from its ecological role, the Blue-grey Taildropper has i

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