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Six-lined (Prairie) racerunner - Aspidoscelis sexlineatus

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  • 6-8 inches total length
  • Found on dry, open, rocky areas
  • Active during day
  • Very fast
  • Feed on grasshoppers and other small arthropods
  • Males have bluish shading on their chins and bellies.
 

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 Interesting fact:
  • Although the prairie racerunner has both males and females, there are species belonging to this family of lizards that are all female and that produce offspring using parthenogenesis.
 
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