Nelson Green Gecko - Naultinus stellatus

The Nelson Green Gecko is quite variable in colour and pattern. Most amateur herpetologists separate them into three sub-species according to their local population area. Maitai Valley, Nelson Lakes, and Sandy Bay.

The Nelson Green Gecko is active during the day, and like many New Zealand geckos live in areas of scrub such as manuka and kanuka and also open bush. They feed mainly on insects and moths. Two young are born (occasionally three), in autumn or early winter.

Images Dr Paddy Ryan

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