Butterfly Agama

Leiolepis bellianaButterfly Agama - Leiolepis belliana

Description:  They can reach lengths of 20 inches long. The round tail is about twice as long as the body. They have 3 yellow stripes with dark borders on the dorsum (upper half). Orange-red and black blotches are present on the sides. Males have femoral pores.

Range: Southeast Asia including Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, China, and Indonesia.

Habitat: Open coastal tropical areas with sandy soil

Wild: Insects, crabs and some plants
Zoo: Crickets, salad, and fruit

Reproduction: Strictly monogamous egg layers.

Fun Fact: They may live in colonies sharing a deep burrow system.  They are reported to get their name from a tendency to make gliding jumps.