*Detected in Michigan*
PROHIBITED IN MICHIGAN
- Chalky white colored shell with dark spiral bands
- Flattened shell shape with relatively large umbilicus (hole on in the center of the shell’s underside in some species)
- Aperture (opening) of the shell is oval
Ross Mayhew Schooner Specimen Shells Bugwood.org
Diet: In Southern Germany, heath snails feed on fodder crops (e.g., clover, sainfoin, lupine, alfalfa, serradella).
Habitat: Heath snails predominantly inhabit open, dry habitats such as dunes, sand hills, open meadows, and rocky hillsides.
Native Range: Areas of Southeastern Europe
Local Concern: Heath snails infest a wide variety of plant species including grapes, peas, beans, and other agricultural crops.