TESSELATED GECKO Diplodactylus tessellatus Gunther, 1875
Although the colour of this gecko is highly variable, ranging from greys, browns and reds with various patterns dorsally, it is always recognizable by its' drab appearance. The colour of this gecko usually but not always, correlates with the ground colour where it occurs.
It attains 8 cm and is found throughout drier parts of the eastern half of Australia, including inland Victoria.
A terrestrial species it is found during the day under various forms of cover, or soil cracks.
By night it feeds on insects in open areas.
The above was from the book Australian Reptiles and Frogs by Raymond Hoser and now available on a fantastic CD-Rom along with a vast amount of other information, papers and the like on reptiles, frogs and other wildlife.