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White-lipped Snail

Cepaea hortensis


Distinguished by the white lip around the entrance to the shell. This snail grows up to 2.5cm across. Has considerable variation in colour and number of bands. Most active in the UK between March and September.


Western and Central Europe - woods, dunes, grasslands


This is a yellow version with pale brown/yellow bands found in garden.

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Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

I've moved this snail from the Arthropod category to the Other category for you. Snails and Slugs are Mollusks. Arthropods have an exoskelaton and jointed limbs in at least one phase of their life. Think dragonfly, bee, crab, and ant.

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England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Oct 9, 2011
Submitted on May 24, 2012


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