Thursday, 15 July 2010
A little snail on a leaf. Not being an expert on snail classification I did a sort of identify-a-snail quiz thing and Trochulus striolata, is what came up on www.conchsoc.org viz
- Trochulus striolata (C. Pfeiffer 1828)
Description: 6.5 - 9 x 11 - 14 mm. Shell slightly depressed convex and conical above, flattened below, with 6 convex whorls which have moderately deep sutures. The last whorl is slightly angled at the periphery, and often encircled by a pale and more opaque spiral band. The umbilicus is medium (one-eighth to one-fifth of width of shell); mouth elliptical, slightly flattened below, with a slightly reflected lip below, and strengthened within by a conspicuous white rib. Shell opaque or slightly translucent, with coarse and irregular growth ridges, and hairless when adult, but slightly hairy when young. Colour variable from dark red-brown to creamy-yellow.
Habitat: Woods, hedges, roadsides and waste ground; gardens (widely spread by man). Usually in damp and shaded places.