Found across the southern part of the United States, into Mexico. Range extends west to Arizona, north to Nebraska, South into Mexico, and East to the Atlantic Ocean.
Primarily terrestrial. Variety of habitats including woodlands, shrublands, and grasslands; typically found in treed areas. Can be seen on fences, stumps, rocks, and trees. Fossorial at night or found in rock crevices after dark.
Adults 4 to 7.5 inches long (total length). Typically occurs in shades of brown or gray with dark line running along back of leg. Males and females differ in color variations and patterns.
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