Wall lizard project - Banstead colony

Banstead
(Surrey)

 

Closest Town:

BELMONT (2.9 km)

 

Introduction date:

Circa 2006

Site Name:

Banstead

 

Source of introduction:

Assumed to be an accidental import, with material or plants. Unknown origin.

Site Access:

Private

 

Colony Status:

Extant

Relative population estimate:

60

 

Extirpation date:

N/a

 
History:

This colony was discovered in 2007, in a residential garden, set between two garden centres. Neither garden centre has kept nor sold reptiles, so it is presumed that the lizards are sourced from an unintentional import with ornamental rocks or plants.

More than one lizard has been observed, and mating has been witnessed and photographed.

The area is marked for survey during 2008.

 
Ecological impact:

Not assessed

 
Habitat:

Residential gardens and walls. Also present around adjacent garden centres (glass houses).

 
Morphology:

Green-backed form, possibly of Italian or French origin.

Morph at Banstead
Morph at Banstead
Morph at Banstead
Morph at Banstead
 
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