Strawberry Snail - Trochulus striolatus
10mm but can grow larger. Shell colour ranges from dirty yellowish-brown through chestnut brown or even a purplish-grey. It usually has five or six whorls and has a slightly raised spire. It has coarse growth ridges running across each whorl and a deep umbilicus.
- adults 10mm or more
- many coarse growth ridges across each whorl
- slight 'shoulder' or keel on the shell rim - sometimes showing as a paler line
- white ridge inside the mouth
Any well-vegetated habitat, especially in lower-lying areas with plenty of moisture.
Mainly nocturnal, but can be found feeding in the daytime, especially after rain.
Feeds on a wide range of low vegetation, including strawberries, lettuce plants as well as the foliage of many garden flowers.
Common and widespread throughout most of Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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