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Not known snail

Observed: 12th August 2012 By: ex-royalex-royal’s reputation in Invertebratesex-royal’s reputation in Invertebratesex-royal’s reputation in Invertebratesex-royal’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

White-lipped?

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Peter Skelton's picture

brown morph of white-lipped snail

Brown morphs of Cepaea hortensis (the 'white-lipped' species) are not so common, but I have encountered them just west of Salcombe in Devon (see Evolution Megalab 'current records'), where I also noticed that the lip seems to be slightly darkened in association with the brown colour, though still being relatively pale. These browns are, I understand, almost invariably unbanded and are most frequent in the more northwesterly parts of the species range.

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Thanks

Thanks Peter. Could you please have a look at http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/288082?nav=users_observations ?

I think its also Cepaea hortensis but I haven't had any confirmation. What do you think?

Alan