Helix pomatia


A species of land snail płucodysznego family snail (Helicidae). It occurs in south-eastern and central Europe. In Poland, common almost all over the lowlands and foothills, the mountains rarer, there is only the lower forest. Live in areas with high humidity, forests, parks, gardens. It feeds on fresh leaves, so often regarded as a pest gardens. Overwinter in leaf litter, hidden under vegetation. It Chatter is advertising, copulate in the spring. The eggs consist in small wells in the ground. The young snails hatch after about 3-5 weeks.