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Six-lined racerunner

Aspidoscelis sexlineata

Description:

The six-lined racerunner is typically dark green, brown, or black in color, with six yellow or green-yellow stripes that extend down the body from head to tail. The underside is usually white in color on females, and a pale blue in males. Males also sometimes have a pale green-colored throat. They are slender-bodied, with a tail nearly twice the body length.

Habitat:

Spotted in a mixed forest at the Garvan Woodland Gardens. Due to its extensive range, A. sexlineata is found in a wide variety of habitats including grasslands, woodlands, open floodplains, or rocky outcroppings. It prefers lower elevations, with dry loamy soils.


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Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA

Lat: 34.44, Long: -93.05

Spotted on Sep 2, 2018
Submitted on Sep 30, 2018

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