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Grove or Brown-lipped Snail

Cepaea nemoralis

Description:

Introduced species of snail originally from Europe. Large amount of color variation. Has established itself in areas in the USA.

Habitat:

Back yard gardens. Suburban area.

Notes:

We had a rain storm today and all of the snails were out in the yard. We have a ton of these guys everywhere. They are very pretty, though I'm not sure exactly how much damage they might be doing to the plants in the garden.

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3 Comments

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 8 years ago

The first snail have such beautiful and elaborate patterns on it.
By the way, Thanks for the follow.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 9 years ago

Oh my gosh! I have heard of those snails but I didn't realize they were in Florida (though it doesn't surprise me with all of the invasive and introduced species they have there). Holy giant snails!

barbarossa
barbarossa 9 years ago

An invasive I wasn't aware of. Have you heard of these guys in Florida?

http://www.npr.org/2011/09/17/140540662/...

ForestDragon
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ForestDragon

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Jun 4, 2012
Submitted on Jun 4, 2012

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