Silky Snail - Ashfordia granulata


One of two snails in VC55 that are hairy as adults (several species have hairs as juveniles). It is around 8mm and more rounded and conical than Trochulus hispidus with a noticeable spire. It has a small umbilicus is rich brown colour.

Similar Species

The other hairy snail is Trochulus hispidus which is much flatter, lacking any noticable spire. It also has a larger umbilicus.

Photo ID?

Damp, shady places.

When to see it

All year.

UK Status

Realtively common and widespread.

VC55 Status


Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map