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Burgundy Snail

Helix pomatia


Large terrestrial air-breading snail, with greyish body and brown shell. Shell is large (approx 4,5 cm across) and roundish, and makes 5-6 whorls; and is brown with some darker and lighter brown lines well visible. Horizontal growth stripes are well visibles.


Biggest native snail in this part of European continent, and very common in lowland forests, hedges and vineyards growing on calcareous soils. Here, found in a small lowland forest, a grove actually, with the floor totally covered by Bear's garlic (pic N° 5) - there were gorgeous smell under those trees during the walk. Shores of a small stream in Geneva lake valley.

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Saint-Genis-Pouilly, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Spotted on Apr 10, 2021
Submitted on Apr 10, 2021

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