Xerotricha conspurcata

Family

Hygromiidae

Species

Xerotricha conspurcata Draparnaud, 1801

Common Name

None reported.

Description

The shell of this species ranges in height from 3.3-4.5 mm and a width of 4.8-6.8 mm, with 4-5 whorls. The shell is light brown with tan or darker brown spots and short stripes randomly distributed over the entire shell. There generally are long hairs covering the shell, approximately 0.2-0.3 mm long in the juveniles. The hairs are often absent in the adults.

Native Range

Western Mediterranean region

Distribution

North America:

  • U.S.: California

Ecology

This species is documented as a pest in vineyards. It can be found in multiple microhabitats, from dense vegetation to wall crevices.

Synonyms

  • Xerolenta conspurcata
  • Helix conspurcata Draparnaud, 1801
  • Helicella conspurcata (Draparnaud, 1801)

References

Kerney et al. 1979

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