Silky Snail - Ashfordia granulata

    Description

    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 which is partially obscured by the columellar lip.

    Similar Species

    The other hairy snail is Trochulus hispidus which is flatter and also has a larger umbilicus.

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    Habitat

    Damp, shady places.

    When to see it

    All year.

    UK Status

    Realtively common and widespread.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map