Pellucid Glass Snail - Vitrina pellucida


    A small glass snail with a shell of about 5 or 6 mm diameter. It is translucently clear and slightly greenish, it has 3 whorls that enlarge rapidly and are somewhat convex. The opening is a rounded crescent shape.

    Identification difficulty

    These snails live in moist and shady places.

    When to see it

    All year round, but most often observed in late autumn.

    Life History

    It eats liverworts and decayed leaves. It will also eat dead earthworms and horse manure. The species is predated by hedgehogs.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in Britain

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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