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White-lipped garden snail

Cepaea hortensis

Description:

Headed for my hostas. My house is near Lake Simcoe, surrounded by a unkempt field and variable forest. Mostly a good moisture in the area as there are several creeks and ponds nearby. This guy was traveling across my front cement porch, headed for my front garden which is primarily a mixture of hostas, heuchera, tiger lilies, irises and a few ground covers.

Habitat:

Headed for my hostas. My house is near Lake Simcoe, surrounded by a unkempt field and variable forest. Mostly a good moisture in the area as there are several creeks and ponds nearby. This guy was traveling across my front cement porch, headed for my front garden which is primarily a mixture of hostas, heuchera, tiger lilies, irises and a few ground covers.

Notes:

Headed for my hostas. My house is near Lake Simcoe, surrounded by a unkempt field and variable forest. Mostly a good moisture in the area as there are several creeks and ponds nearby. This guy was traveling across my front cement porch, headed for my front garden which is primarily a mixture of hostas, heuchera, tiger lilies, irises and a few ground covers.

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7 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

thanks jgorneau - was going to look it up - sounded like something really special :)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Leuba, this may help you!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosta

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

....and what are hostas ??

BeccaHitchens
BeccaHitchens 7 years ago

It is great all around my house, in the south end of Barrie, heart of subdivision lands and we have 5 deer raiding our garden. (as well as the snails).

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Thanks, Becca. You can provide the information in just one of the sections; for example, your description of the environment could go in the habitat section. Seems like your area would be a great habitat for many species!

BeccaHitchens
BeccaHitchens 7 years ago

I added some environment details... And in all likelihood my hostas may have been only one of a few things on the menu that day! ;)

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Nice spotting, Becca. Perhaps you could tell us something about this snail besides that it likes your hostas? :)

BeccaHitchens
Spotted by
BeccaHitchens

Barrie, Ontario, Canada

Lat: 44.37, Long: -79.66

Spotted on Jun 10, 2012
Submitted on Jun 13, 2012

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