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Snails and slugs to be found around Torphins Wood, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Torphins is a village in upper Deeside, Aberdeenshire Scotland. There is nothing particularly special about the wood, it is a mixed species coniferous/deciduous wood, so things found there can probably be found in many other Scottish, British or even European woods.

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Cepaea hortensis, the white lipped hedge snail.

Cepaea nemoralis

Found in gardens, fields and woodland edges throughout the year.

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Planorbis planorbis, ramshorn snail.

Planorbis planorbis ramshorn snail

Found in overgrown, stagnant pools, muddy ditches throughout the year.

ramshorn snail eggs, Planorbis planorbis eggs

When fully grown it is 14 - 17 mm in diameter.

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Helix aspersa, the common garden snail

Helix aspersa mating

snail eggs

Found on vegetation at night and during wet weather, and under stones and in the soil during the day.

Fully grown will reach a height of 25-35 mm and a width of 25-40 mm.

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Arion sp.

slug, Arion sp.

Found year round almost everywhere.

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Arion ater

slug showing pneumostome

Found everywhere all year round.

Adults can reach 20 cm. Young are straw coloured.

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Limax maximus, the Great grey slug.

Limax maximus slug

Found everywhere, especially in compost bins.

Adults can reach 20 cm.

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Slug eggs

Found in compost bins, under plant pots, and other moist places all year round

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slug eggs