The blue-tailed lizard eats small worms and insects, including earthworms, caterpillars, beetles, crickets, grasshoppers, spiders, slugs, other lizards and small mice. Female lizards also eat their own eggs if they do not hatch. The blue-tailed lizard spends much of its day in dead trees searching for insects to eat. This lizard is also known as the five-lined skink.Continue Reading
The blue-tailed lizard, scientifically known as Plestiodon fasciatus, is active during the day, preferring to bask in the sun on top of rocks or to hunt for food. Young blue-tailed lizards are dark brown or black with brightly colored stripes down their backs that fade into a bright blue tail. As they mature, the stripes and bright blue tail fade in males. However, the females retain the bright blue tail as a defensive distraction to predators. Male five-lined skinks also develop an orange-red patch on their jaws during breeding season.
The blue-tailed lizard is a common reptile found in wooded areas, where the environment is moist and there are plenty of rock piles, stumps, logs and leaf litter to hide and breed in. These lizards grow up to as long as 8 inches. Predators of the five-lined skink include snakes, opossums, raccoons, foxes and hawks.Learn more about Lizards
In the wild, spotted salamanders feed on worms, crickets, spiders, slugs, millipedes, centipedes and various other insects. Spotted salamanders are nocturnal, which means that they sleep during the day and hunt for their food during the night. During the day, spotted salamanders hide in subterranean areas.Full Answer >
Eastern fence lizards have a diet primarily comprised of insects, such as ants, weevils, beetles, lady bugs, centipedes, spiders and other arthropods. The lizards also eat snails and some plant matter during the process, according to Animal Diversity Web from the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology.Full Answer >
Skinks primarily eat insects, such as grasshoppers, beetles, flies, caterpillars and crickets. Though they are mostly insectivorous, skinks also eat vegetation and some varieties of fruit.Full Answer >
Meadowlarks eat a variety of bugs and insects, including grubs, caterpillars, grasshoppers, spiders and crickets. When insects are scarce in the winter, the meadowlark will eat seeds, corn and wild growing fruits, but the majority of its diet is bugs. Both the eastern and western meadowlark have the same diet.Full Answer >