Kentish Snail - Monacha cantiana

    Alt Name
    Kentish Garden Snail
    Description

    Up to 16 mm. The shell is creamy white with dark mottling and often a pale spiral band around its circumference. The snail itself has a pale brown body with darker skirting and even darker tentacles. Young specimens have hairy shells but these tend to get rubbed off over time.

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    Habitat

    Field and woodland borders, hedgerows, gardens.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    This is an introduced species which is now fairly frequent and well distributed throughout most of England, but fewer records from Wales and Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map