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House Gecko (egg and embryo)

Hemidactylus frenatus


The house gecko is very common in India. It rids the houses of common insect pests.


I had unlocked a back door and found these eggs inside the space where the bolt enters the wall. The sizes were not the same. (My thumb provides a rough scale.) Unfortunately, two other eggs fell and were smashed revealing the embryos inside.


I remember reading that an US President visiting New Delhi checked into ANOTHER 5 star hotel because the first one had common house lizards in the room.

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SukanyaDatta 3 years ago

Bernadette S, The baby house lizards are all over the place....behind wall calendars. inside the watering name it...they are there. :)

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 3 years ago

I hope you spot the babies and can share photos of them! Yes, I bet the ants were quite happy.

SukanyaDatta 3 years ago

Bernadette S, I put the unbroken ones back where I found them...the saddest part was seeing the eyes of the embryo...the ants had a feast though.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 3 years ago

Sad about the broken eggs, but interesting to see! What did you do with the eggs?

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Lat: 22.57, Long: 88.35

Spotted on May 31, 2015
Submitted on May 31, 2015


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