Necrophagous snails in France

Good morning.

do you know if there are snails in France feeding on arthropod corpses?

Lots of terrestrial gastropods at the very least will feed on fungi growing on arthropod cadavers, if they don’t eat the whole cadaver entirely. Based on my field experience, Mesarion slugs often feed on spotted lanternfly cadavers, so I would imagine similar feeding habits would be found with other gastropods and arthropods.

ok and in snails, do you know any detritivores?

Most snails are detritivores. I would echo this sentiment in thinking you should have all these posts in the same place.


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