Shining bronze colored snail, also known as garden snail and Helix aspersa, eating leaves

Shining bronze colored snail, also known as garden snail and Helix aspersa, eating leaves

When on a 3 and a half hour trail to Rajmachi, the green leaves partially eaten by some great number made us curious. Looking keenly, the leaf eating being was spotted — a garden snail [scientifically known as Helix aspersa]. It was shining like bronze. It was not a wet brown shine like of any normal garden snail. The hard spiral shell of the snail was seemingly made of bronze. Well, it may be some other species then!

Shining bronze colored snail, also known as garden snail and Helix aspersa, eating leaves

14 comments :

  1. Great shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  2. Beautiful macros! What a gorgeous home these little creatures own...

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    1. Really; envious of them, in a good way :)

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  3. Fab shots not often you see snails close up ;-)

    Have a slowtastic week ;-)

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  4. We have many garden snails around here. They are quite pesky as they eat the leaves. But, they are not the same species of snail as you have shown here. They are not this bronze color.

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    1. I too am not sure whether these are general garden snails. They are shiny bronze colored as opposed to plain brown color of the garden snails. Also, I spotted these inside an ever-green forest area of the Western Ghats, and not in our regular home gardens!

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  5. wow, did you polish him before you took the picture?

    Mollyxxx

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  6. Amazing depth of field. So happy you shared with us on Tuesday Muse. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks to my amazing Sigma 105 mm Macro lens!

      My pleasure sharing the beautiful garden snail on your Tuesday Muse :)

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  7. Lovely, Bhavesh! These are wonderful shots. Our snails here in Texas are very small, and carry little white houses on their backs!

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    1. That is quite different! Well, snails vary from place to place, so whatever their form, they are always there to eat helpless leaves :D

      This snail was also small. It is the macro lens that is making it appear very large.

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