The Striped Legless Lizard, Delma impar, can be identified by the presence of a dark stripe along each side of the body. It has a snout vent length of up to 90 mm and the tail is longer than the head and body.
Striped Legless Lizard
Photographer: Peter Robertson / Source: Wildlife Profiles Pty. Ltd.
Distribution and habitat
The Striped Legless Lizard is widespread, but uncommon. It ranges through the Western District and the basalt plains northwards along the western border of the Great Dividing Range. It is found in association with grass plains.
The Striped Legless Lizard appears to feed mainly on larval noctuid moths, supplemented by crickets and spiders. Little is known about reproduction in this species, although it is reasonable to assume that females lay 2 eggs per clutch.
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Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2003. Reptiles of Australia. Princeton University Press.