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Neohelix albolabris – New Brunswick

Neohelix albolabris, Spednic Lake Provincial Park, NB.

In June, at the annual 2-week BiotaNB event, held this year and last in Spednic Lake Protected Natural Area (and the adjacent Spednic Lake Provincial Park), Neohelix albolabris was found. Not apparently that common, I found a single, empty shell in an upland beech wood last year. This year, live snails were attracted to cat food and peanut butter bait used in small mammal traps, and another empty shell was found. Neohelix albolabris is the largest land snail in the BiotaNB area and the only polygyrid found.

 

All you ever wanted to know about Patera appressa

Well almost …

Last month, Mike Oldham, Fred Schueler, and I published our paper on Patera appressa in Ontario. This species had been on our radar for some time. Fred discovered it for the first time in Ontario (and Canada) in the spring of 1994. Since that time, all of us have gone back to sites; I was there last September (2014).

Patera appressa

Patera appressa from along the Trent River, Trenton, City of Quinte West, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada; NBM 009026; maximum diameter (width), 14.3 mm.

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