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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Blue-spotted Girdle Lizard (Cordylus coeruleopunctatus)

Family Cordylids
They take 2 years to reach adulthood and are slow growing
Food consists of  insects, grasshoppers, beetles, termites
Their young are not hatched from young as they give birth to babies. 2-3 per brood.
 The females do not have blue spots on their backs. Found in the George/Oudtshoorn district.

1 comment:

Jo said...

Joan, you constantly show excellent photos of interesting animals, insects, birds. I love visiting your blog. Hope you're keeping well (and warm!) Greetings from Jo