Friday, September 19, 2014

Hairy snail


I found this tiny hairy snail Trochulus hispidus in woodland beside the river Tees near Barnard Castle today. The shell was about 5mm. in diameter.



It's a common species but tends to be confined to damp, shady habitats.





7 comments:

  1. This is incredible, even if it is small. I'll have to keep an eye out or both eyes out for one.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Phil, never thought I'd read the words 'hairy' and 'snail' in the same sentence, let alone consecutively!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. When I worked in crop breeding research I once came across a hairy tomato

      Delete
  3. Have seen these snails on another blog, amazing snail would love to find one, but I know they are tiny. Great photos.
    Amanda xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Amanda, there are some very beautiful small snail species

      Delete
  4. Most unusual, never seen one of those.

    ReplyDelete