Mollusc - Snail - Brown Lipped
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Taken at Gullane on 8th July 2018 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.




 


Taken at Barns Ness on 29th April 2018 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
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Taken at Strathclyde Park on 11th June 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
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 Mollusc - Snail - Brown Lipped.
Scientific Name:
Super Family:
Family:
Cepaea nemoralis.
Helicoidea.
Helicidae.
Description:




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Habitat:

Food:
The colour of the shell is very variable; it can be
reddish, brownish, yellow or whitish, with or without
one or more dark-brown colour bands.
The thickened and slightly out-turned apertural lip is
usually dark brown, rarely white.
18 - 25 mm.
12 - 22 mm.
Very wide range of habitats from dunes along the
coastline, to woodlands with full canopy cover.
Feeds mainly on dead or senescent plants