Helix aspersa

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Noun1.Helix aspersa - serious garden pest having a brown shell with paler zigzag markings; nearly cosmopolitan in distribution
genus Helix, Helix - type genus of the family Helicidae
garden snail - any of several inedible snails of the genus Helix; often destructive pests
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The common brown garden snail (Cantareus aspersus) and members of at least four families of land snails shoot what's popularly called a love dart.
This was how Fernando Bascunan felt when he started breeding the Chilean brown garden snail Helix aspersa Muller in 1980 to ship to Europe for food.
The most widespread snail is the brown garden snail (Helix asperas); it was brought from Europe to be used as escargot in the mid-19th century.