Semeles: Family Semelidae

Family Semelidae

I have several hundred colored Semeles with patterns in my collection which are usually listed under Purplish Semeles (Semele purpurascens) Gmelin, 1791. I will be listing the colored Semeles by color. (purple, orange, tan, etc.). I also have a number of White Semeles AKA Atlantic White Semeles (Semele proficua) Pulteney, 1799.

The Purplish Semele is a thin smooth oval shell about 1" to 1.5" with very fine concentric lines whose hinge points to the right slightly. It's identified by its purple color and detailed patterns around its edge. The color is purple and other colors with similar patterns are sometime grouped under the Purplish title. The colors are usually orange, tan, rarely transclucent or white. Certainly there is an orange semele which may listed under the "Purplish Semele" or seperately.