Hairy Snail - Trochulus hispidus

Alt Name
Trichia hispida

Shell 6 mm. The hairs on the shell wear off, but can usually be seen inside the umbilicus, which is quite well defined in this species. It is relatively flat, lacking a noticeable spire.

Similar Species

Ashfordia granulata is the other hairy snail in the region. This has a smaller umbilicus and is more conical in shape.

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When to see it

All year round

UK Status

Widespread and common throughout most of Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland 

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map