Virginia Land Snails
Photo(s): Three views of an I. kalmianus shell by Dan Dourson ©.
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Inflectarius kalmianus (Hubricht, 1965)
Common name: Brown Globelet
Width: 9.0 – 15.0 mm
Height: 6.0 - 10.5 mm
The shell of Inflectarius kalmianus is small and globe-shaped. It has a narrow, partly covered, or “rimate,” umbilicus. Unlike many of its genus, the shell lacks a microsculpture of hairs or scales and there are no teeth in the aperture.
This animal frequents open, grassy places such as meadows. It may also be found in banks of kudzu vines (Hubricht, 1985).
Inflectarius kalmianus has also been known as Mesodon kalmianus.
The Brown Globelet is an Appalachian endemic reported only from eastern Tennessee and Kentucky, and southwestern Virginia.
NatureServe Global Rank: G3
NatureServe State Rank: S1S3
Virginia’s wildlife action plan: Tier II
Meegan Winslow, Ken Hotopp 9/2012Range Map