Snails are members of the class Gastropoda, phylum Mollusca, and thus are not formally considered bugs. True bugs are part of class Hemiptera, which are from the phylum Arthropoda. Informally, however, bugs are considere... More »

Pond snails are herbivores who eat plants and plant-like materials found in ponds. Algae, floating plants and rooted plants are all preferred foods for pond snails. More »

Adult lightning bugs usually eat other either insects, pollen or nectar, although some species, like the European glow-worm, have no mouth and are unable to eat at all. Larval lightning bugs are predators, eating worms, ... More »

The elephant snail is a species of large sea snail and a mollusk in the family Fissurellidae. Its name is derived from its tendency to swing its tentacles from side to side as it moves about. More »

The African giant snail is generally considered to be the world's largest land snail; it can reach a length of 20 centimeters, or about 8 inches. The largest marine snail species is the Australian trumpet, which can reac... More »

The number of teeth a snail has depends on the type of snail, but the average snail has well over 1,000 teeth. The teeth of snails are contained in rows called a radula. These rows shift and allow missing teeth to be rep... More »

Snails live in a range of moist environments that generally include areas with robust vegetation like temperate and tropical forests, as well as in aquatic habitats such as marshes, ponds and wetlands. There are 40,000 d... More »