Helix aspersa (Müller 1774) Brown Gardensnail

Helicidae, ,Gastropoda, Mollusca, Animalia


Range: Native to northwestern Europe; spotty distribution around residential areas in the Puget Sound lowlands.


Description: Full-grown shell generally more than 30 mm diameter; color bands on shell always present and interrupted by yellow flecks or streaks, 3 bands; shell not depressed, shell diameter about 1.1 to 1.2 times shell height; shell whorls less tightly coiled, width of last whorl in apical view more than 1.5 times the width of the previous whorl.

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Etymology: helix – coiled; aspersus – speckled