For the first time the hygromiid species Xerotricha conspurcata was found in The Netherlands. Initially in 2016 only one live specimen was collected in Cadzand-Bad, province of Zeeland, but in 2017 the existence of a population nearby was confirmed. This population lives predominantly on concrete walls bordering the private parking lot of an Italian restaurant. The mild climate in the Netherlands, particularly close to the North Sea coast, and the ongoing climate change may have enabled the survival of this population in Zeeland

Pulmonata, Hygromiidae, Xerotricha conspurcata, Cadzand-Bad, first record, Netherlands.
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Nederlandse Malacologische Vereniging

S.M.A. Keulen, G.D. Majoor, & W.J.M. Maassen. (2018). Xerotricha conspurcata (Draparnaud, 1801), a new species for The Netherlands (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Hygromiidae). Basteria, 82(1-3), 43–49.