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Southern Marbled Gecko at Higgins, ACT

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Christinus marmoratus at Higgins, ACT - 26 Dec 2017
Christinus marmoratus at Higgins, ACT - 26 Dec 2017

Identification history

Monitor/Gecko Christinus marmoratus 1 Jan 2018 wombey
Monitor/Gecko Christinus marmoratus 1 Jan 2018 Alison Milton

Author's notes

I found this poor little guy in my spare room stuck to a moth trap. It was still alive so after a painstaking hour or so I managed to free it but unfortunately couldn't prevent its little toes from becoming stuck together. Consequently I found it couldn't climb walls etc. I kept it a few days catching moths for it but it didn't seem to be eating them. I debated on letting it go but feared it wouldn't be able to climb walls to catch food. in the end I let it go where I found it: in the spare room figuring that it could find a grip on the carpet (and the carpet may eventually wear the glue from its feet) and it might find more moths to feed on (I have a carpet moth plague). I'm please to report I found it still alive a few days later. I also spotted a second one outside my back door a few days prior.

1 comment

WillO wrote:
   2 Jan 2018
What you could try if it happens again is to put some clean cooking oil on each of the feet. Leave for an hour or so and then with warm water and your fingers gently wriggle the toes to free them. Those fly sticky traps used to be used to catch lizards during reptile surveys and that is how we freed the lizards from the trap. The geckos are probably seeing a stuck moth and going over to capture it. The skin might come free next time the lizard sheds its skin but in the meantime the lack of climbing ability means it will probably not survive. WillO

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(genus) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Jan 2019 Spectrotrota fimbrialis at Higgins, ACT - 12 Jan 2019 Musgraveia sulciventris at Higgins, ACT - 12 Jan 2019 Orthetrum caledonicum at Higgins, ACT - 12 Jan 2019 Christinus marmoratus at Higgins, ACT - 11 Jan 2019 Melobasis purpurascens at Higgins, ACT - 11 Jan 2019 Papilio aegeus at Higgins, ACT - 11 Jan 2019 Miturgidae sp. (family) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 10 Jan 2019 Eupoecila australasiae at Higgins, ACT - 10 Jan 2019 Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Jan 2019 Anoplognathus pallidicollis at Higgins, ACT - 4 Jan 2019 Prasinocyma semicrocea at Higgins, ACT - 4 Jan 2019 Psilogramma casuarinae at Higgins, ACT - 1 Jan 2019
Calolampra sp. (genus) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 17 Mar 2019
Cracticus torquatus at Higgins, ACT - 17 Mar 2019
Psilogramma casuarinae at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019
Radumeris tasmaniensis at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019
Metura elongatus at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019
Mantispidae (family) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019
Ocybadistes walkeri at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019
Caedicia sp. (genus) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2019
Neosparassus calligaster (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 13 Mar 2019
Unidentified Pyralid or Snout Moth (Pyralidae & Crambidae) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 13 Mar 2019
Agonoscelis rutila at Higgins, ACT - 13 Mar 2019
Thereutria amaraca at Higgins, ACT - 13 Mar 2019
Psilogramma casuarinae at Higgins, ACT - 6 Mar 2019
Sparassidae sp. (family) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Mar 2019
Neosparassus calligaster at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2019
Pseudomantis albofimbriata at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2019
Entometa fervens at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2019
Dasypodia selenophora at Higgins, ACT - 3 Mar 2019
Megachile (Eutricharaea) macularis at Higgins, ACT - 1 Mar 2019
Vespula germanica at Higgins, ACT - 1 Mar 2019
Austrolestes analis at Higgins, ACT - 1 Mar 2019
Ectropis sp. (genus) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 1 Mar 2019
Uresiphita ornithopteralis at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Olbonoma triptycha at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Rhinodia rostraria at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Cosmodes elegans at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Nacoleia rhoeoalis at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Arrade leucocosmalis at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Drymaplaneta communis at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Lehtinelagia sp. (genus) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Heliocheilus species (genus) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Feb 2019
Orthodera ministralis (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Feb 2019
Christinus marmoratus at Higgins, ACT - 26 Feb 2019
Salma ebenina (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019
Scopula rubraria at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019
Pseudomantis albofimbriata (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019
Unidentified Jumping & peacock spider (Salticidae) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019
Sceliodes cordalis at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019
Papilio aegeus at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019
Unidentified Parasitic wasp (numerous families) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019
Aeolochroma metarhodata at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019
Lauxaniidae sp. (family) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Feb 2019
Pterohelaeus striatopunctatus at Higgins, ACT - 24 Feb 2019
Pterohelaeus laticollis at Higgins, ACT - 24 Feb 2019
Monolepta sp. (genus) at Higgins, ACT - 24 Feb 2019
Mictis profana at Higgins, ACT - 24 Feb 2019
Psychidae sp. (family) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Feb 2019
Lucia limbaria at Higgins, ACT - 23 Feb 2019
Metura elongatus at Higgins, ACT - 23 Feb 2019
Circopetes obtusata at Higgins, ACT - 22 Feb 2019
Gastrophora henricaria at Higgins, ACT - 17 Feb 2019
Pseudomantis albofimbriata (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 16 Feb 2019
Pseudomantis albofimbriata at Higgins, ACT - 15 Feb 2019
Phaulacridium vittatum at Higgins, ACT - 15 Feb 2019
Psilogramma casuarinae at Higgins, ACT - 13 Feb 2019
Papilio anactus at Higgins, ACT - 13 Feb 2019
Eriophora pustulosa (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 10 Feb 2019
Unidentified True fly (Diptera) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 9 Feb 2019
Caedicia sp. (genus) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 9 Feb 2019
Agonoscelis rutila at Higgins, ACT - 9 Feb 2019
Anzora unicolor at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Unidentified Geometer moth (Geometridae) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Isodontia sp. (genus) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Sparassidae sp. (family) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Anthela ocellata at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Epilachna sumbana at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Dicranolaius bellulus at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Diomus notescens at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Aulacophora hilaris at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Utetheisa pulchelloides at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Caedicia sp. (genus) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Pholodes sinistraria at Higgins, ACT - 3 Feb 2019
Mythimna convecta at Higgins, ACT - 28 Jan 2019
Sceliodes cordalis at Higgins, ACT - 28 Jan 2019
Amegilla (Zonamegilla) asserta at Higgins, ACT - 26 Jan 2019
Psilogramma casuarinae at Higgins, ACT - 25 Jan 2019
Anoplognathus pallidicollis (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Jan 2019
Aglaosoma periblepta at Higgins, ACT - 25 Jan 2019
Agrotis munda at Higgins, ACT - 25 Jan 2019
Mythimna convecta at Higgins, ACT - 25 Jan 2019
Eudynamys orientalis at Higgins, ACT - 24 Jan 2019
Pterohelaeus laticollis at Higgins, ACT - 22 Jan 2019
Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) at Higgins, ACT - 22 Jan 2019
Mormoscopa phricozona at Higgins, ACT - 22 Jan 2019
Christinus marmoratus at Higgins, ACT - 14 Jan 2019
Homotrysis sp. (genus) at Higgins, ACT - 12 Jan 2019
Spectrotrota fimbrialis at Higgins, ACT - 12 Jan 2019
Musgraveia sulciventris at Higgins, ACT - 12 Jan 2019
Orthetrum caledonicum at Higgins, ACT - 12 Jan 2019
Christinus marmoratus at Higgins, ACT - 11 Jan 2019
Melobasis purpurascens at Higgins, ACT - 11 Jan 2019
Papilio aegeus at Higgins, ACT - 11 Jan 2019
Miturgidae sp. (family) (TBC) at Higgins, ACT - 10 Jan 2019
Eupoecila australasiae at Higgins, ACT - 10 Jan 2019
Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Jan 2019
Anoplognathus pallidicollis at Higgins, ACT - 4 Jan 2019
Prasinocyma semicrocea at Higgins, ACT - 4 Jan 2019
Psilogramma casuarinae at Higgins, ACT - 1 Jan 2019

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Species information

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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