ABSTRACT

Despite its widespread range overlapping with urban centres and agricultural areas of Australia, there are few published studies on many aspects of the ecology of the Jacky Lizard Amphibolurus muricatus in the wild, including its diet. We describe an instance of a Jacky Lizard foraging on abundant mating bibionid flies Bibio imitator amongst remnant vegetation in an urban environment. Small black ants, which were also present, were not consumed. Foraging techniques were similar to those observed by another study in laboratory conditions, but potential prey was not pursued beyond 30 cm.

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