Update on Anole Pests and How to Get Rid of Them

I’ve now read the book in which the Toda et al. paper (see previous post) is published. There are several other chapters that discuss the hypothesis that introduced A. carolinensis are responsible for the decline and even extinction of endemic insects on these islands. For example, one chapter notes that dragonflies have decreased greatly and that green anoles can eat two dragonflies a day. Also, note the green anole eating a cicada on the cover! There is also an article that suggests that green anoles may serve as pollinators.

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