Wrinkled Snail - Candidula intersecta
7-13mm diameter. Whitish, or yellowish white, shell marked with darker bands and spots. It has a large and deep umbilicus and has rough striations on the shell.
Candidula gigaxi is a similar size and with similar markings but the whorls form more of a stepped profile.
Banded forms of Candidula may also be confused with Cernuella virgata, but Cernuella is almost globular in shape whereas Candidula is relatively flattened in comparison.
- pale shell with dark mottling
- large and deep umbilicus
- rough striations on the shell
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Dry habitats, often in dunes and calcareous grassland. Often in exposed places.
Fairly common and widespread.
Uncommon in Leicestershire and found mainly at calcareous sites of Rutland.
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