Geckos in the Sonoran Desert

Geckos are like lizards but different. They come out at night and have pads on the bottom of their feet that allow them to stick to surfaces. They vary in size and looks. There is the Western Banded gecko and the Mediterranean gecko. The Mediterranean gecko is the one you would usually see outside your house. They are pink pale or in some cases a dark grey. Aside from that, geckos benefit the desert as food for its predators and they help control insect population. They snack on moths, grasshoppers, mealworms or just about anything that can fit in their mouth.

Retrieved from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum web site on 06-22-2024