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Snail on tree

Observed: 15th June 2013 By: JoachimJoachim’s reputation in InvertebratesJoachim’s reputation in InvertebratesJoachim’s reputation in Invertebrates

Body and head almost white

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Probably 'brown-lipped'

Probably 'brown-lipped' Cepaea nemoralis, rather than C.hortensis.

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White or


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The shell seems to have a

The shell seems to have a brown lip !

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Hello Joachim

Your snail has had a long journey but I think we can say it is the he grove snail or brown-lipped snail (Cepaea nemoralis) as opposed to the White Lipped Snail (Cepaea hortensis)both these snails show banding and all sorts of adapation in their banding - Polymorphic - so they can blend into their environment The apeture is the hole where the snail emerges and is ofetn very useful in ID'ing snails

Best Wishes


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Is it that

view that you need for ID?

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Spot on