Hygromiid snails - Cernuella spp.
Effective: November 6, 2020
Stylommatophora : Helicidae, Hygromidae
Pest Code (NAPIS):
This pest is a member of the following lists:
These Approved Methods are appropriate for:
2022, 2021, 2020
Human and Animal Pathogens Transmitted:
Cernuella spp. are known to vector Aelurostrongylus abstrusus (cat lungworm), Brachylaima cribbi (intestinal fluke)* and Dicrocoelium dendriticum (lancet fluke). They can also transmit Cystocaulus ocreatus, Muellerius capillaris, and Neostrongylus linearis to livestock.
Cernuella virgata is an intermediate host of Davainea proglottina, which can infect chickens. Cernuella virgata is also implicated in protostrongylid transmission affecting livestock.
*This parasite can infect humans
Plant Pathogens and Organisms Vectored:
Not known to vector any pathogens or other associated organisms.