Smooth Glass Snail - Aegopinella nitidula


A small (up to 10 mm) land snail sometimes known as the Clear Glass Snail or Waxy Glass Snail. It has an orange-brown, glassy looking shell sometimes with dark mottling and veining showing. The body is blue-grey. Aegopinella nitidula is the largest of the two British species of this genus, A. pura is smaller and often pale in colour but it can be a rich chocolate colour. An eccentric body whorl identifies these as Aegopinella.

Photo ID?

Fields, gardens and hedgerows

When to see it

All year round

Life History

Eats plant matter.

UK Status

Common throughout Britain

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map