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Scientific Name: Trichia striolata
Common Name: Strawberry Snail
The shell of Trichia striolata, or the Strawberry Snail, can be anything up to about 15mm across, with colour ranging from dirty yellowish-brown through chestnut brown or even a purplish-grey; usually has five or six whorls in a flattened cone, with growth ridges running across each whorl.
Feeds on a wide range of low vegetation, damaging strawberries, lettuce plants as well as the foliage of many garden flowers.
Mainly nocturnal, but can be found feeding in the daytime, especially after rain. Found in any well-vegetated habitat, especially in lower-lying areas with planty of moisture. Common and widespread throughout the UK.
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