Plaited Door Snail - Cochlodina laminata
Up to 18mm long with a red-brown barrel shaped but strongly tapering shell. The aperture is pear-shaped with strong parietal and columellar lamellae.
The commonly found Clausilia bidentata is a similar shape but generally smaller with deeper and more prominent striations on its shell. It is generally less glossy and brown to grey in colour.
Old, established woodlands
The snail is often found on tree trunks where it feeds on algae and other vegetation. Usually seen ascending the trunks of smooth-boled trees after rain.
Relatively common and widespread in the south of the UK.
Uncommon or under-recorded in VC55.
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