Ken­tish snail

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(Monacha can­tiana) A medium-sized snail with a mis­lead­ing name, for this species has its ori­gins in South­ern and Cen­tral Europe and was al­most cer­tainly in­tro­duced here, pos­si­bly by the Ro­mans. Al­though it likes herba­ceous bor­ders, it’s not a gar­den pest—it’s a rather hand­some species with a dark-mot­tled spi­ral shell

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