Helix aspersa

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Helix aspersa is the garden snail. They are often called a pest. Sometimes, it is called Cornu aspersum. Occassionally, it is called Cantareus aspersu or Cryptomphalus aspersus. They are native go Europe, though have spread elsewhere. [1] It is very similar, but smaller than the Roman Snail (Helix pomantia).

Helix aspersa

Helix aspersa
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Garden snail (Cornu aspersum) on Limonium
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H.aspersa
Synonyms

Cornu aspersum, Cantareus aspersus, Cryptomphalus aspersus

map showing where Helix aspersa are found in Europe

Food[change | change source]

snails eat leaves

These snails mainly eat plants, since they are herbivores.

Reproduction[change | change source]

Snails are both male and female. They are able to reproduce by themselves, though normally reproduce sexually.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Garden Snail - Snail Facts and Information".
  2. "Reproductive System". The Garden Snail Resource.