Xerotricha conspurcata

Summary 8

Xerotricha conspurcata is a species of small air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Hygromiidae. This snail is native to the Mediterranean region of Europe. This species makes and uses love darts as part of mating behavior.

In SF 9

Tentative, but see

http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1160377 (particularly Scott's ID)

Juveniles seem to be minute and very hairy.

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Don Loarie, some rights reserved (CC BY), https://www.flickr.com/photos/loarie/16196037305/
  2. (c) Femorale, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.femorale.com/shellphotos/detail.asp?species=Xerotricha%20conspurcata%20(Draparnaud,%201801)
  3. no rights reserved, https://www.flickr.com/photos/55368994@N06/15894009880/
  4. no rights reserved, https://www.flickr.com/photos/55368994@N06/15895205349/
  5. (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/3391746
  6. (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/3391747
  7. (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/3391744
  8. Adapted by Ken-ichi Ueda from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xerotricha_conspurcata
  9. (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

More Info

iNat Map

Slug or snail snail
Establishment introduced