Hairy Snail - Trochulus hispidus

    Alt Name
    Trichia hispida

    Shell 6 mm. The hairs on the shell wear off, but can usually be seen inside the umbilicus, which is quite well defined in this species. It is relatively flat, lacking a noticeable spire.

    Similar Species

    Ashfordia granulata is the other hairy snail in the region. This has a smaller umbilicus and is more conical in shape.

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    When to see it

    All year round

    UK Status

    Widespread and common throughout most of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland 

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map