Typically 1.8-2.0 mm in height. Whorls moderately tumid; mouth-edge slightly thickened and slightly indented, with no transverse rib behind the outer lip (cf. V.pygmaea); apertural teeth lamella-like, with very little callus around the bases; colour pale yellowish-brown; faint, regular sculpture, giving a characteristic silky lustre.
Typically found on old stone walls (often with patches of ivy and shaded by trees) or in leaf litter at their foot. Also found amongst mosses on limestone scree. Screes, old walls, rocks, rather dry open woodland.
Local species but fairly frequent where it occurs.