Strawberry Snail - Trochulus striolatus

    Description

    10mm but can grow larger. Shell colour ranges from dirty yellowish-brown through chestnut brown or even a purplish-grey. It usually has five or six whorls and has a slightly raised spire. It has coarse growth ridges running across each whorl and a deep umbilicus.

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    Habitat

    Any well-vegetated habitat, especially in lower-lying areas with plenty of moisture.

    When to see it

    Mainly nocturnal, but can be found feeding in the daytime, especially after rain.

    Life History

    Feeds on a wide range of low vegetation, including strawberries, lettuce plants as well as the foliage of many garden flowers.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread throughout most of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map