Striped Snail - Cernuella virgata
A globular shell with rounded whorls and usually with dark spiral bands over a paler background. Variable in size from 7-18 mm. Under a lens it has irregular growth lines. The umbilicus is relatively small.
Candidula can also have spiral bands and is of similar size, but this species is more flattened.
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In Leicestershire it is found on open calcareous grassland, but elsewhere it is found in dunes and on coastal grassland.
Common and widespread.
Uncommon. Only found on calcareous grassland sites.
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