Amber Snail - Succinea putris


    Height: 15 to 22 mm. Width: 7 to 12 mm. Very light amber to orange brown in colour, sometimes with a broad band near the opening. It has a very long final whorl to its shell.

    Identification difficulty

    Lush, damp, well vegetated places, river banks, pond sides etc. often on the stems of waterside vegetation.

    When to see it

    Peaks July to September.

    UK Status

    Fairly common and widespread throughout England and Wales, fewer records from Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map