European brown garden snail – Cornu aspersum (Müller)
Cornu aspersum feeds on a wide variety of vegetables, flowers, fruit, ornamental plants and weeds. Dead animal tissue and paper products are also eaten.
Distribution in North America: Mexico, United States (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington).
Note: Cornu aspersum was previously known as Helix aspersa.
What information is available?
- Policy Directives
- D-09-01 - Phytosanitary requirements to prevent the introduction and spread of the European brown garden snail (Cornu aspersum [Müller], syn. Helix aspersa [Müller]) from the continental United States
- D-96-20 - Canadian Growing Media Program, prior approval process and import requirements for plants rooted in approved media
- Pest Fact Sheet
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