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Helix pomatia


In southeastern Europe, H. pomatia lives in forests and open habitats, gardens, vineyards, especially along rivers, confined to calcareous substrate. In central Europe, it occurs in open forests and shrubland on calcareous substrate. It prefers high humidity and lower temperatures, and needs loose soil for burrowing to hibernate and lay its eggs. It lives up to 2100 m above sea level in the Alps, but usually below 2000 m. In the south of England, it is restricted to undisturbed grassy or bushy wastelands, usually not in gardens;, it has a low reproduction rate and low powers of dispersal.

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FoTony 7 years ago

Oh Sophie!!! This species is listed in IUCN red list! ;)

Getting hungry... ;-)

Antoine Verfaille
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Antoine Verfaille

Vezza d'Oglio, Lombardia, Italy

Spotted on May 20, 2012
Submitted on Dec 12, 2012

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