Strawberry Snail Trochulus (Trochulus) striolatus


Strawberry Snail (Trochulus striolatus)
Strawberry Snail Trochulus striolatus
Strawberry Snail (Trochulus striolatus)

Class Gastropoda (Slugs & snails)
Order Pulmonata (Lung-bearing slugs & snails)
Family Hygromiidae (Leaf snails)
Species Trochulus (Trochulus) striolatus (C. Pfeiffer, 1828)

Shell diameter 12mm.

The 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.

They are found in woodland, hedgerows and gardens. Common and widespread, but scarce and localised in Scotland.

Found in in back garden, South Staffordshire. © Peter Hillman.

Species identification confirmed and recorded by an expert from iRecord.