Espanola Lava Lizard, Female (Microlophus delanonis) This pregnant Espanola Lava Lizard (Microlophus delanonis) has salt caked around her nostrils. She will lay three to six tiny eggs (about the size of a pea) every month or so in deep soil excavations. Lava Lizards play an important part in controlling insect populations such as the Painted Locust. Lava Lizards often eat plants, particularly during dry spells. But they are mainly predators of invertebrates and will quite often eat each other. Punta Suarez, Espanola Island.
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