Prietocella barbara (Linnaeus, 1758)
The shell of this species is generally 8-12 mm high and 5-8 mm wide, with 7-8 whorls. The shell color is also variable, ranging from off-white to grey to pale yellow. Dark-colored spots or stripes may also be present.
- U.S.: may be in California (verification required)
Australasia: New Zealand, Australia
Atlantic Islands: Bermuda
Europe: southwest Britain, Belgium, coastal areas of France
Other: Mediterranean Basin
This snail will cause severe damage to small grain and seedling production. It is also a pest in legume-based pastures in Australia and is especially damaging to annual medics, alfalfa and clovers.
- Cochlicella barbara (Linneaus, 1758)
Barker 2002; Hitchcox and Zimmerman 2004; Kerney et al. 1979