Paravitrea multidentata  (Binney,1840) is found mostly east of the Mississippi.  As you can tell from the image below, this species of snail is quite rare in Wisconsin.  It is mostly on found on the eastern border. The Dentate Supercoil becomes more and more familiar as you head south.  It is actually one of the more commonly found species along the Smokey Mountain region (Dourson, 2006).

This picture is credited to the DNR




In the wild, you can generally find these snails near moist areas such as rivers or creeks. They are also found in hardwood habitats and are commonly found near or around the base of black walnut trees and northern red oaks. These snails will tend to burrow into the leaves (Turgeon, 1998).






To learn more about other land snails in Wisconsin habitats and other wildlife information, go to the WI DNR website