White-lipped snail

Cepaea hortensis

About

The white-lipped snail is similar in appearance to the brown-lipped snail, but is generally smaller and has a white band around the edge of the shell rather than a brown band. 

How to identify

This snail can be identified using the white band around the lip of the shell, although this can break off making identification tricky

Where to find it

In a variety of habitats, including woodland, grassland and hedgerows

Habitats

When to find it

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

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Species information

Common name
White-lipped snail
Latin name
Cepaea hortensis
Category
Invertebrates
Snails and slugs
Statistics
16-22mm wide
Conservation status
Common