An unreliable memoir

This is not a boring snail

White-lipped Snail
White-lipped Banded Snail – Cepaea hortensis. Nikon D5200 Tokina 100mm f22 1/250 ISO 200

In the garden we only have brown lipped banded snails (Cepaea nemoralis) but a short distance away it’s all white lipped snails. So what? Well although the colour of the lip of the shell is diagnostic of the species, variation in banding patterns makes this one of the most variable species we know. People have made careers out of studying this snail.

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One response

  1. wow! really beautiful shot! The same snail lives in my garden!

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    June 2, 2015 at 6:17 pm