GARDEN SKINK Lampropholis delicata (De Vis, 1888)
This 9 cm lizard is common along the east coast, eastern Victoria, south east South Australia and the northern parts of Tasmania.
It is common in suburban back gardens, where it feeds on insects, and shelters under any available cover. It is most common in areas derived from wet sclerophyll forests and rainforests, as opposed to drier habitats where the Grass Skink Lampropholis guichenoti appears to dominate.
Lays 2-5 eggs in late spring which hatch in mid to late summer. The young lizards mature within twelve months.
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.