Pest Photo

David Cappaert, Michigan State University,

Brown lipped snail

Cepaea nemoralis

Brown lipped snail (Cepaea nemoralis) is a mollusk pest of woodlands, grasslands and meadows. It is a native of Europe and was first detected in New Jersey in 1857.

Preferring to eat dead or decaying plants and grasses, this nocturnal snail usually has 1-5 dark brown bands and a dark brown peristome or reflective lip.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CABI data sheet.
Survey Maps