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Western Fence Lizard - Blue Belly
Phrynosomatidae
Sceloporus occidentalis
Type: Lizard

Effect: Helper
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Phrynosomatidae Family
Sceloporus Genus


Location / Where this Creature is found:

Although California is the heart of the range of this lizard, it is also found in eastern and southwest Oregon, as well as in the Columbia River Gorge, southwest Idaho, Nevada, western Utah, and northwestern Baja California, and some of the islands off the coast of both California and Baja California. It is found in scrub and chaparral, up to elevations approaching 2000 meters, but it is not generally found in the desert.

General information about Western Fence Lizard - Blue Belly :

The western fence lizard eats insects and spiders. They are commonly seen sunning on paths and rocks, and this behavior makes them vulnerable to predation by snakes and birds.
This creature helps by:
It is thought that the presence of western fence lizards diminishes the danger of transmission of Lyme disease by ticks. The incidence of Lyme disease is lower in areas where the lizards occur, and it has been found that when ticks carrying Lyme disease feed on these lizards (which they commonly do, especially around their ears), the bacteria that cause the disease are killed.
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Western Fence Lizard - Blue Belly - Gardening_Helper
Western Fence Lizard - Blue Belly - Gardening_Helper - June 25, 2009



Western Fence Lizard - Blue Belly - Gardening_Helper
Western Fence Lizard - Blue Belly - Gardening_Helper - June 25, 2009



Western Fence Lizard - Blue Belly - Gardening_Helper
Western Fence Lizard - Blue Belly - Gardening_Helper - June 25, 2009



Western Fence Lizard - Blue Belly - Gardening_Helper
Western Fence Lizard - Blue Belly - Gardening_Helper - June 25, 2009



Western Fence Lizard - Blue Belly - Gardening_Helper
Western Fence Lizard - Blue Belly - Gardening_Helper - June 25, 2009



Western Fence Lizard - Blue Belly - Gardening_Helper
Western Fence Lizard - Blue Belly - Gardening_Helper - June 25, 2009

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