MOESM6 of BMC ecology image competition 2017: the winning images

Additional file 6. Mating common wall lizards. “Every year from May to July, it is the mating season for Common Wall lizards (Podarcis muralis). When a male, after an intense competition against 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.“ Attribution: Arnaud Badiane (Macquarie University, Australia).