Lepidodactylus lugubris (Duméril & Bibron, 1836)
Mourning Gecko

This gecko is common at Kwajalein, usually outside feeding on insects and the nectar of flowers. An interesting feature of their biology is that they are parthenogenic; that is, there are no males. According to Wikipedia, "Females engage in pseudocopulation, stimulating both to produce viable eggs."

A gecko that lived on our boat liked the peanut butter remnants from PBJ sandwiches we brought along for lunch.

Another liked to lick the ends of red vines.

Created 21 February 2018

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