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Five-lined SkinkFenwick-Hollowell Wetlands Trail

Five-lined skink (Plestiodon fasciatus)


The Five-lined skink is a species of lizard characterized by five yellow or white lines running from their nose to down to their tail. Color varies between males and females, but most are brown or black. Their tails are also a bright blue that gets duller as the skink ages.
Five-lined skink

Five-lined skink

Diet Mature Size Notes
The Five-lined skink lives off of insects and spiders, meaning they can often be found in gardens eating potentially harmful insects Most of these skinks grow to be around 20 centimetres long Helps eliminate harmful insects