MOESM6 of BMC ecology image competition 2017: the winning images
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Additional file 6. Mating common wall lizards. âEvery year from May to July, it is the mating season for Common Wall lizards (Podarcis muralis). When a male, after an intense competition againstÂ rival males, can finally mate with a female, he bites her on the abdomen to prevent her escape and starts copulating. Females are often left with scars from this powerful bite.â Attribution: Arnaud Badiane (Macquarie University, Australia).