Saturday, April 16, 2016

Snail


We found this delightful little snail, just 16mm. long, on  a dead tree in Thorsgill woods in Teesdale recently. 



































It's called Clausilia dubia, according to the excellent  Field Studies Council ID guide for land snails.


6 comments:

  1. What a great find. This one looks to be left hand threaded and not right hand like other snails. I don't suppose that snails are threaded but I can't think of another word.

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    1. I think it's the first sinistral snail I've ever found, Adrian!

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  2. I have never seen such a long shell. Very different from that which we usually see.

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  3. The African snails which surface occasionally in my garden seem to be a great delicacy for the Greater Coucal.The bird never damages the shell.

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    1. Now that is a really impressive snail, lotusleaf - nothing that large here!

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