Blue spotted tree lizard

The next highlight was the discovery of a strange blue spotted Uracentron tree lizard with a spiny tail, possibly azureum, in the Frog Valley. We are working on the definition of this new record with Bill Duellman, while we could find also a totally black female of the ancient 1981 record of  the red head tree lizard U. flaviceps by Rainer Schulte. U. azureum had been followed in the forest half a day: they feed on black ants and even black badly stinging wasps- a novelty. We observed a new Enyalioides species feeding on the orange stingless bees (Ramiche) in our Cordillera Oriental rainforest: the lizard waits at the nest entrance and catches incoming bees directly out off the air. A similar observation we made with Polychrus marmoratus, which climbed in flowering bushes and then waited in S position for incoming bees and butterflies at the side of the flowers. As the lizards are leaf green, the insects do not see them. Read more......