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Blue Spiny Lizard

Sceloporus cyanogenys

Range

  • Texas and Northern Mexico

Habitat

  • Rocky hillsides

Diet

  • Flying insects

Blue spiny lizards are the largest of their kind, growing up to 14 inches or more in length.

They are diurnal, meaning they’re active during the day. Although they eat a variety of invertebrates, they favor flying insects. When not foraging for food, blue spiny lizards spend a lot of time sheltering underground or in rocky crevices to avoid temperature extremes and predators.

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