Six-lined Racerunner (Cnemidophorus sexlineatus sexlineatus)

Found throughout NC in sandy/well-drained soil habitats below elevations of ~650m, Racerunners are most common in the sandhills and parts of the coastal plain. Well named, they often race off when encountered!
Six-lined Racerunner (Cnemidophorus sexlineatus sexlineatus) Six-lined Racerunner (Cnemidophorus sexlineatus sexlineatus)
Weymouth Woods State Park
Moore Co., NC
11 June 2003

Note dark body with several pale stripes running the length of the body.


Six-lined Racerunner (Cnemidophorus sexlineatus sexlineatus) Six-lined Racerunner (Cnemidophorus sexlineatus sexlineatus)
Moore Co., NC
10 June 2006

Racerunners are related to the whiptails of the western US and have very long tails!

Six-lined Racerunner (Cnemidophorus sexlineatus sexlineatus) Six-lined Racerunner (Cnemidophorus sexlineatus sexlineatus)
Moore Co., NC
10 June 2006

Six-lined Racerunner (Cnemidophorus sexlineatus sexlineatus) Six-lined Racerunner (Cnemidophorus sexlineatus sexlineatus)
On weed cloth at a nursery in Brunswick Co., NC
30 Aug 2008
Six-lined Racerunner (Cnemidophorus sexlineatus sexlineatus) Six-lined Racerunner (Cnemidophorus sexlineatus sexlineatus)
On weed cloth at a nursery in Brunswick Co., NC
30 Aug 2008

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