Girdled Snail

Girdled Snail

(Hygromia cinctella)
*Not detected in Michigan*

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  • Shell is triangular or pyramid shaped
  • Shell size is about 6-7 mm high and 10-14 mm wide
  • Shells tend to be brown to yellow with a white band on the widest part
  • 5-6 whorls
  • Aperture (opening) of the shell is oval

girdled snail
Charles Olsen USDA APHIS PPQ

girdled snail
Carlos Henckes Conquiliologistas Do Brasil

Diet: Girdled snails feed on a variety of plant materials.

Habitat: Girdled snails are often found to aggregate in large numbers in gardens and on hedges.

Native Range: Mediterranean

Local Concern: Due to this species’ tendency to aggregate in large numbers and its herbivorous habits, girdled snails pose a threat to native plant communities.


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