Copse Snail - Arianta arbustorum


    Size up to 19 mm. The shell is brown and mottled with a thin dark brown spiral band around the circumference. The body is dark, almost black. The aperture is 'C' shaped and umbilicus is a small crescent-shaped slit.

    Similar Species

    Both Cepaea species are of similar size but these lack the mottling and have an aperture that is more 'D' shaped.

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    • medium size
    • mottled/speckled brown
    • thin brown spiral band
    • C shaped aperture
    • slit shaped umbilicus

    Both open and well wooded areas.

    Life History

    Feeds on various plant species.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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