Monday, June 3, 2013

Zabra-tailed Lizards at the Manzanar Memorial

      Last month I had the opportunity to visit the Manzanar Memorial in the Owens Valley of eastern California. The original intent was to see and photograph the Blister beetle Tegrodera latecincta, but we were not so lucky. Those of you who may have spent time chasing blister beetles understand that is usually hit or miss. We did however see some Acmaeodera (no pictures are worth posting here) and these fascinating lizards:

 Zebra-tailed Lizard (Callisaurus draconoides rhodostictus


-This behavior was especially true for this population.
 
The Manzanar Memorial was a camp used for holding Japanese citizens during WW2. Without going into details, here is a link.

The Memorial for those who spent their remaining time on this earth at the camp is in the background.

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