Odd looking snail found in woodland.There were quite a few of them
No interactions present.
I have never heard of this before,are they rare or common?
Locally common in England and Wales wherever chalk or limestone gives rise to friable highly lime-rich soils (distribution exactly follows major geological outcrops of these rocks!). An obligate calcicole to use the technical term. It burrows into the soil and it is unusual to find a live specimen (yours is live), though dead shells can be numerous at suitable sites. I guess they came to the surface after some rain?
BMIG website: www.bmig.org.uk (centipedes, millipedes & woodlice)
BMIG Newsletters ~ www.bmig.org.uk/view/resource/bmig-newsletter
BMIG Bulletins ~ www.bmig.org.uk/view/resource/bmig-bulletin
thanks for the information.That is a great record for an area we survey, one easily missed by the sounds of it
Lat/Lng: 51.3, -1.5
OS grid ref: SU3759