Silky Snail - Ashfordia granulata
One of two snails in VC55 that are hairy as adults (several species have hairs as juveniles). It is around 8mm and more rounded and conical than Trochulus hispidus with a noticeable spire. It has a small umbilicus which is partially obscured by the columellar lip.
The other hairy snail is Trochulus hispidus which is flatter and also has a larger umbilicus.
- up to 9mm
- rather globular
- densely hairy (when fresh)
- small umbilicus, partly obscured by the lip
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Damp, shady places.
Relatively common and widespread.
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