The feeding biology of Laudakia (=Agama) stellio (L. 1758) was studied using 91 specimens collected from the Antalya region over two consecutive years (1995 and 1996). A total of 1224 prey items were identifed and their frequency of occurrence and percent of diet were tabulated. The majority of the diet consisted of the class Insecta (99.18%), and within this class, Hymenoptera (72.21%) was the major order represented, primarily by the families Formicidae (49.83%) and Apidae (16.74%). In addition to insects, L. stellio feeds on plant material, insect larvae and eggs, and even snails, showing opportunist feeding behavior.
Laudakia (=Agama) stellio, Feeding Biology, Antalya Region, Prey
DÜŞEN, SERDAR and ÖZ, MEHMET (2001) "A Study on the Feeding Biology of Laudakia (=Agama) stellio (L. 1758) (Lacertilia: Agamidae) Populations in the Antalya Region," Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 25: No. 3, Article 2. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol25/iss3/2