years I had found shells like
this one while working in the yard, most of then empty, before I saw
Like so many animals in our gardens, the black-bodied glass snail
imported. But, rather than being a pest, the glass snail eats the
snails and slugs.
The large tentacles each have an eye on the end. The very dark color of its body, and the flattened, shiny, translucent shell are key characteristics of this species.
a size clue, compare the
snail to my finger nail. This is still the only time I have seen
this species active. They are nocturnal, active at night.
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