Embed Eastern Newt (Red Eft) - Notophthalmus viridescens

Eastern Newt (Red Eft) - Notophthalmus viridescens My first one of the season! It was small (only about 4 cm).

Red efts have bright orange aposematic coloring, with darker, reddish spots outlined in black. This stage can last up to 4 years on land, during which time efts may travel far, which ensures outcrossing in the population. Efts eat small insects, snails, and other small arthropods. During winter, they hibernate under logs or rocks.

Habitat: Spotted in a deciduous forest

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