A small brownish lizard, 1-3 inches, with bluish black blotches on each side of the chest. Upper body pattern is blotched or speckled with grey, yellow or black coloring. Lizard is whitish to bluish gray underneath, sometimes with orange on throat and sides of belly. One of the most abundant lizards in the arid and semiarid regions of the West. Found in a variety of habitats – sand, rock, grass, shrubs, and scattered trees. Often found in washes with scattered rocks and low growing shrubs. Eats a variety of insects.