Common Whorl Snail - Vertigo pygmaea
This is a very small species the shell being about 2 mm in length. It is mid brown in colour with 4 to 7 fairly prominent teeth. The shell surface is dull to slightly glossy and often quite silky in appearance. Typically there is a bulge in the shell behind the mouth lip.
Found in damp pastures and at the margins of wetlands at low altitude.
All year round.
Widespread and fairly frequent over much of Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records
- RED = 2020+
- DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
- LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015