Images of landshells

by Helmut Nisters, Innsbruck, Austria

 

In this gallery some well known species of our major families of landshells are presented, and these complement the species illustrated in previous articles. It is hoped they show the marvellous variety of landshells that can be found. Their preferred habitats and collecting methods were described in these previous articles.

Previous Micscape articles by Helmut Nisters can be found by typing the author's surname in the Library Search engine; link below.


(The size given is the length or diameter of a typical specimen.)


Family: Clausiliidae

 
Cochlodina laminata laminata

15.5mm

 
Cochlodina comensis comensis
11.5mm

 
Pseudofusulus varians
9.5mm

 
Macrogastra ventricosa
16.5mm

 
Macrogastra attenuata
15mm

 
Macrogastra densestriata gredleri
14.5mm


Macrogastra plicatula
12mm

 
Clausilia rugosa parvula
8.5mm

 
Neostyriaca corynodes corynodes
9mm

 

Family: Hygromiidae

 
Trichia villosa
10.5mm

 
Urticicola umbrosus
12.5mm

 
Monachoides incarnatus
14.5mm

 
Euomphalia strigella
14.5mm

 
Ciliella ciliata
8.5mm

 

Family: Helicidae

 
Arianta arbustorum arbustorum
19mm

 
Chilostoma achates rhaeticum
24.5mm


Cepaea hortensis hortensis
19.5mm

 

Appendix

Helmut Nisters contact details (work and home).

Natural History Department of the Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum Innsbruck,
Malacological Collection,
Feldstr. 11a,
A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria, Europe.
Phone: 0043 512 58 72 86 37.
Helmut Nisters
Franz-Fischer-Str. 46
A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria, Europe
Phone and Fax: 0043 512 57 32 14
E-mail:
helmut.helix.nisters@aon.at
URL:
www.tirolkultur.at/nisters/

Digital image capture details: Images taken by David Walker of shells supplied and identified by Helmut Nisters. Shell images taken with Panasonic CL350 video camera with 50mm Nikon SLR lens and extension tubes. Digital video stills captured by Snappy 2.0, image processing with Picture Publisher v7.0.

 

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First published in the October 1999 issue of Micscape.

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