Hawaiian gold dust day gecko

Hawaiian Gold Dust Day Gecko

The gold dust day gecko (or Phelsuma laticauda) is a diurnal species of gecko which actually originated in Madagascar but has been introduced to Hawaii where they can be seen running about diners, and all over suburbia. These shots I took of these little critters were all taken on the Big Island of Hawaii. Their body colour is a bright green or yellowish green or rarely even blue. Typical for this day gecko are the yellow speckles on the neck and the upper back. There are three rust-coloured transverse bars on the snout and head; the upper part of the skin around the eye is blue.