Draparnaud's Glass Snail - Oxychilus draparnaudi
This is the largest of the Glass Snails, reaching up to 15mm across. Unlike the other Oxychilus species, it has a waxy, not glossy, shell which is yellowish-brown in colour. It has a blue-grey body.
Oxychilis snails can be a challenge to distinguish but O. drapanaudi can usually be distinguished by the combination of size and colour.
|O. navarricus||8-10mm||very glossy||poss. garlic||black mantle band|
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Found in gardens and shady habitats.
Lives in leaf litter and under plants and stones where it predates other snails.
It is common and widespread, particularly in the southern half of Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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