Brown Lipped Banded Snail

 The Brown Lipped Banded Snail

Latin Name: Cepaea nemoralis

Description: The brown lipped banded snail has a yellow, pink or brown shell with dark brown spiral bands on it.There are usually never more than five bands on the shell but the number of bands can vary. The shell has a brown band on the lip of the shell and the body of the snail is dark grey. The size of the shell is approximately 20-30mm across.

Habitat: This snail lives in woodland, hedgerows, orchards, grassland and scrubland, but is less common in the garden.

Food: The brown lipped banded snail eats grass and other herbaceous plants.

Distribution: This snail can be found in Central, Southern and some parts of Northern Europe but not to the far North.

Did You Know?

  • A similar species to the brown lipped banded snail is the white lipped banded snail.

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