Photo by Melody

Cellar Snail (Oxychilus cellarius)

Order: Pulmonata
Family: Zonitidae
Genus: Oxychilus
Species: cellarius


1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Amesti, California
El Cerrito, California
Los Angeles, California
San Diego, California
Tustin, California
Groveland, Florida
Decatur, Georgia
Gonzales, Louisiana
Kenner, Louisiana

By kennedyh
Thumbnail #1 of Cellar Snail (Oxychilus cellarius) by kennedyh

Member Notes:

Positive GuerrillaGurl On Oct 23, 2009, GuerrillaGurl from Watsonville, CA
(Zone 9b) wrote:

We actually have Oxychilus draparnaudi, the Dark-bodied Glass Snail, which loves Quercus agrifolia. O. draparnaudi is not (yet) listed in the BugFiles, but this is pretty close.

It seems more of these tiny snails were about this summer, than I've seen in the past. Perhaps a testament to a now functional drip system, and the existence of some moisture in the garden.

It's good to see these little beauties co-existing with the utlra-destructive Common Garden Snail (Helix aspera). Also good to know that in their lust for the Helix, our chicken's overlook these guys.

I wish there was a "CritterFile" at DG, we've got 'em!

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