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Gray-banded Kingsnake
Gray-banded Kingsnake (Lampropeltis alterna)
The Grey-banded Kingsnake is variable in color and pattern. There is two main variations: "Blairs" form has wide orange-red banding, and the "Alterna" form has narrow orange-red banding. The background color is light or... Read more >
Prairie Kingsnake
Prairie Kingsnake (Lampropeltis calligaster calligaster)
The Prairie Kingsnake is brown or gray-brown with darker grey or brown blotches down the body. Typical specimens have a series of larger, roundish brown blotches with alternating smaller blotches on the sides. Some... Read more >

Mole Kingsnake
Mole Kingsnake (Lampropeltis calligaster rhombomaculata)
The Mole Kingsnake is light brown, grayish brown, tan or orange, with fifty or less reddish-brown blotches edged with black. There are smaller reddish-brown blotches on the sides in between the larger blotches on the... Read more >
California Kingsnake
California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula californiae)
The California Kingsnake is highly variable in color and pattern. There are banded phases with alternating bands of black or brown, and white or yellow. There are also striped phase with longitudinal stripes of black or... Read more >
Florida Kingsnake
Florida Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula floridana)
The Florida Kingsnake is brown or dull yellow with more than 40 white to yellowish crossbands, overlaid on a chain mesh pattern of scales. The scales between the crossbands become paler with age, and may eventually... Read more >
Eastern Kingsnake
Eastern Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula getula)
The Eastern Kingsnake is brown or black with 20 - 45 white or yellow crossbands in chain-like pattern. The underside is checkered black and white, or solid black. The scales are smooth. Juveniles are similar in color to... Read more >
Speckled Kingsnake
Speckled Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula holbrooki)
The Speckled Kingsnake is dark brown or black with yellow dots or speckles (usually one per scale) along the back. Juveniles are dark olive-green color becoming black as they mature. Albinos and hypomelanistics occur in... Read more >
Desert Kingsnake
Desert Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula splendida)
The Desert Kingsnake is dark brown or black, with yellow speckles on the sides. Along the back are 20 to 42 saddles (which are sometimes very faintly defined). The saddle markings are separated by yellow speckled bands... Read more >
Mexican Kingsnake
Mexican Kingsnake (Lampropeltis mexicana mexicana)
The Mexican Milk Snake is variable in color. It is usually mottled gray or brown with black or red (or black and red) saddle shaped markings bordered with white. The head usually has a dark V-shaped or inverted Y-shaped... Read more >
Mexican Milk Snake
Mexican Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum annulata)
The Mexican Milk Snake has red, black and cream banding. It mimics the Coral Snake. There are usually between 14 and 25 creamy white, yellow or tangerine orange bands bordered by black separated by broad red rings. The... Read more >
Pueblan Milk Snake
Pueblan Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum campbelli)
The Pueblan Milk Snake is a three color banded snake. The band pattern is red-black-white-black. The bands are fairly broad, although the black bands are narrower than the red and white bands. There are a number of... Read more >
Scarlet Kingsnake
Scarlet Kingsnake (Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides)
The Scarlet Kingsnake has 12 - 22 red rings, alternating with yellow and black. It is a mimic of the Eastern Coral Snake (Micrurus fulvius fulvius). The Scarlet Kingsnake always has a red snout with the yellow rings... Read more >
Honduran Milk Snake
Honduran Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis)
The Honduran Milk Snake has an orange-red base color with black and white bands, or black and yellow bands. There is also a tangerine phase with orange bands instead of yellow or white. The head is black with a broad... Read more >
Nelson's Milk Snake
Nelson's Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum nelsoni)
Nelson's Milk Snake is red with triple bands of black-white-black. The red bands are similar width to the combined width of the black and white triple bands. The white band is very thin. It is similar in appearance to... Read more >
Sinaloan Milk Snake
Sinaloan Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum sinaloae)
The Sinaloan Milk Snake is red with triple bands of black and cream or yellow - a thin yellow or cream band is sandwiched between black band on either side. The red bands are broad - about three times the width of the... Read more >
Red Milk Snake
Red Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum syspila)
The Red Milk Snake is a tri-colored snake with broad red saddle-shaped markings bordered with black separated by pale bands. There are usually between 19 and 30 red or red-brown saddle shaped blotches edged with black,... Read more >
Milk Snake
Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum)
The Eastern Milk Snake is pale gray to gray brown with a pattern of reddish or brown saddle-shaped blotches on the back. There are sometimes blotches on the lower sides too. The head is pale gray with a dark brown... Read more >
San Diego Mountain Kingsnake
San Diego Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata pulchra)
The San Diego Mountain Kingsnake is a colorful species with black, white and red crossbands that completely encircle the body and tail. It has smooth, glistening scales. The snout and eyes are generally black. Southern... Read more >

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