spotted near Kohala Coast, Hawai'i Island
Nonnative. Led me on a merry hide-and-seek, but finally caught it in all its glory. I can see why a certain corporation chose this species as its mascot. It doesn't get much cuter!
On April 18, 2012 XplorMor was working on the Big Island and photographed this grayish lizard.
While in Madagascar, we got into the habit of naming the tamer day geckos that would hang out around the cabins and rooms in which we stayed. This one earned the nickname "Beery".
The gold dust day gecko (Phelsuma laticauda (Boettger, 1880)) is a diurnal species of gecko. It lives in northern Madagascar, and on the Comoros, it has been also introduced to Hawaii and other Pacific islands. It typically inhabits various kinds of trees and houses. The gold dust day gecko feeds on insects and nectar.