Scientific Name: Eurycea wilderae
- Species of Greatest Conservation Need-Tier 3a on the Virginia Wildlife Action Plan
Size: Up to 4.5 inches
Blue Ridge Two-lined Salamanders are bright yellow to orange, with two dark stripes, one running down either side and onto the tail. The dark stripe extends less than half way down the tail before breaking into short dashes and spots.
Did You Know?
The Blue Ridge Two-lined Salamander was once considered a subspecies of the Northern Two-lined Salamander.
Role in the Web of Life
Blue Ridge Two-lined Salamanders forage at night for small invertebrates. Mating occurs in the fall and early spring when they congregate at streams. Females attach their white eggs to the underside of rocks in the stream and remain with them until they hatch in the late spring to summer.
Tier III Species of Greatest Conservation Need in Virginia’s Wildlife Action Plan.
Last updated: February 22, 2021