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DARK FLECKED GARDEN SUNSKINK
or Delicate, Garden or Grass Skink

 (Rainbow Skink or Plague Skink)
Lampropholis delicata
Dark-flecked Garden Sunskink Lampropholis delicata
The photo of a Dark-flecked Garden Sunskink (Lampropholis delicata) above was taken in Port Macquarie, NSW

Approximate distribution of the Dark-flecked Garden Sunskink Lampropholis delicata
Approximate distribution of the Dark-flecked Garden Sunskink (Lampropholis delicata).
This species is also found in Hawaii and New Zealand where it is an invasive species known as the Rainbow Skink or Plague Skink

The Dark-flecked Garden Sunskink (Lampropholis delicata) is a very common species in many areas of Australia

photo of Lampropholis delicata above was taken at Warriewood
The photo of a Dark-flecked Garden Sunskink (Lampropholis delicata) above was taken at Warriewood, NSW

Lampropholis delicata
The photo of a Dark-flecked Garden Sunskink (Lampropholis delicata) above was taken at Worongary on the Gold Coast, Queensland


Dark-flecked Dark-flecked Garden Sunskink (Lampropholis delicata) photographed in the Canberra region, ACT

Lampropholis delicata
Dark-flecked Garden Sunskink (Lampropholis delicata) photographed at Perigian Beach on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Lampropholis delicata
Dark-flecked Garden Sunskink (Lampropholis delicata) photographed at Noosa Spit on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland


Dark-flecked Garden Sunskink Lampropholis delicata Reptiles of Australia   
Dark-flecked Dark-flecked Garden Sunskink (Lampropholis delicata) may drop their tails (as shown in this photo) extremely easily.


See also the Common Grass Skink (Lampropholis guichenoti) which it is often confused with, as both species vary in patterning, and may occur in the same areas.

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Plague skink / rainbow skink Lampropholis delicata (De Vis, 1888)
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