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White lipped snail

Observed: 28th July 2009 By: purplerabbitspurplerabbits’s reputation in Invertebratespurplerabbits’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

There was a sudden invasion of these all over the Butterbur

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Great. This does look like C.

Great. This does look like C. hortensis. The white lip to the shell distinguishes it from C. nemoralis which has a dark lip.

Were they all the same? There is interesting variation in the colours and banding patterns of these snails in most populations. You can find out more and take part in a study of this at www.evolutionmegalab.org

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)