L ~ Lithe Lizards

Lengthy lithe lizards,
laboring lush labyrinth,
love lacewing larvae.

Written as part of a series of Alphabet Haiku

It’s true. There are many species of lizard, and their diets vary somewhat from one species to another. But basically they are either omnivorous or herbivorous, eating insects and insect larvae in addition to various fruits, leaves, and vegetables. We have a painted turtle which we keep as a pet. She was omnivorous in her youth, but as she gets older, she is tending more to be an herbivore. The same may be true of lizards. Perhaps they need the protein from insects for developmental growth, but not so much once they reach adult stage. But even our turtle, who is now an adult, will still make a fish disappear if we put one in her tank. And I have watched adult geckos snatch a nighttime insect dinner. So evidently the taste for meat never completely goes away.

 

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