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Dwarf Yellow Headed Gecko

Lygodactylus luteopicturatus


Gorgeous little gecko with blue body and varying degrees of bright yellow head. Very active during the day, most often seen in the trees. This one in our garden. The females are much duller in colour with less distrinction between body and head.


I have only ever seen them in the trees, but in palm trees, more bushy type of trees, jacaranda .. almost any kind of tree. Have not ever noticed them around buildings or garden equipment or anything like that, even though they are very common in urban areas.


Most distressed that these gorgeous creatures are caught by the thousands in the wild in Tanzania and shipped around the world to herpers in little boxes...

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sunnyjosef 4 years ago

Congrats on the SOTD..

MudWiggle 4 years ago

Thank you all so much for your great comments, that is so awesome. what an initiation! :) Thanks PN family!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 4 years ago

Sweet very nice congrats.

LuisStevens 4 years ago

Congrats MudWiggle!

ForestDragon 4 years ago

Thank you for sharing this amazing lizard!

MudWiggle 4 years ago

Thank you. That was a Bilimbi tree. It has soft pinnate leaves and these weird little fruit grow out of it everywhere. They are little green fruit that are very bitter but the Tanzanians make a pickle out of them that they absolutely love.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

An attractive little creature. The tree trunk looks ineresting too. Great spotting - Congratulations !

MudWiggle 4 years ago

Wow.. that is awesome. How cool. He is a very handsome specimen though, not all are as contrasted as that or with such strong yellow. It is one of my favourite shots. Nice that others like him also. :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Congratulations MudWiggle. Not surprised at all. They are a striking looking species.

DanielePralong 4 years ago

Congratulations MudWiggle! This nicely documented series has earned you your first Spotting of the Day! Once again welcome to Project Noah.


DanielePralong 4 years ago

Mark is right :-) Welcome to Project Noah MudWiggle!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Daniele will love this one.

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Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Lat: -6.71, Long: 39.26

Spotted on Dec 12, 2010
Submitted on Sep 15, 2015

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