Name: Green snail – Cantereus apertus
Green snail was first detected in the south-western coastal area of Western Australia in the 1980s. Its distribution in Western Australia is relatively restricted. In 2011 green snail was detected near Cobram in the north of Victoria for the first time. A restricted area has been declared around the infestation.
Green snail can significantly damage a wide range of host plants and is regarded as a serious pest. It has the potential to cause crop losses in cabbages, cauliflowers, lettuces, peas, beans, wheat, lupins, pasture grasses and native plants.