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1 March 2014 Occurrence of the Copse Snail, Arianta arbustorum (Helicidae), on Prince Edward Island: An Addition to the North American Range of a Purported Potential Pest
Donald F. McAlpine, Robert G. Forsyth
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We report the first occurrence of Arianta arbustorum (Copse Snail) on Prince Edward Island, expanding its well-established presence in eastern Canada. Although listed as an exotic mollusc for which prevention of introduction to the US is a priority, the evidence from Canada to date suggests a low pest potential for this species. It is unlikely that eradication efforts in North America would be effective; thus, the Copse Snail may be a poor candidate for pest-prevention efforts in the US.

Donald F. McAlpine and Robert G. Forsyth "Occurrence of the Copse Snail, Arianta arbustorum (Helicidae), on Prince Edward Island: An Addition to the North American Range of a Purported Potential Pest," Northeastern Naturalist 21(1), (1 March 2014). https://doi.org/10.1656/045.021.0123
Published: 1 March 2014
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