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Northern Zigzag Salamander - Lead phase

Plethodon dorsalis

Description:

We get lots of Zigzags in our pool during the fall. I have noticed a pattern. We primarily see very young ones through August and September. Then there is about a month where there is no trace of them. We start seeing much larger salamanders again in mid to late October. I believe they live in a rock wall and mulch bed next to our pool. Unfortunately, I've not been successful keeping them out of the pool, which has chlorine in it.

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Northern Zigzag Salamander - Lead phase
Plethodon dorsalis


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2 Comments

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 6 years ago

Please consider adding this spotting to:
The Salamanders of Tennessee
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1161...
and
The Salamanders of the Southeastern United States: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1629...

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 6 years ago

You have one lead phase and one zigzag phase in this pic.

LaurenL
Spotted by
LaurenL

Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Oct 10, 2013
Submitted on Oct 19, 2015

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