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Western Blue-tongue

A garden with fallen logs, rockeries, good layer of mulch and plenty of native plants will be popular with a resident Dilert.

Lizards Bushland Heathland

Noongar Names: Dilert

Scientific Name: Tiliqua occipitalis

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Habitat loss and predation by cats and foxes

Will they visit?: Blue-tongue lizards are well known to venture into home gardens

Natural Distribution: Widespread and uncommon throughout the Wheatbelt and northern Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Fallen logs, thick leaf litter, large rocks, and rockeries

Diet: Fruit, foliage, flowers, invertebrates, snails, and small animals

Water: A shallow water dish or pond

ReWild Benefit: Seed dispersal and pest control

ReWild Benefits

Western Blue-tongues disperse seeds and control pests while moving around the landscape. Moving seeds around our neighbourhoods helps maintain biodiversity as we work to drive a more effective ecosystem. If you see them in your garden, you can record your sighting on Atlas of Living Australia!


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