Lampropeltis calligaster rhombomaculata
** Harmless **
|Common Name:||Mole Kingsnake|
|Scientific Name:||Lampropeltis calligaster rhombomaculata|
|Genus:||Lampropeltis is derived from the Greek words lampros which means "radiant" and pelta meaning "small shields".|
|Species:||calligaster is derived from the Greek words kallimos which means "beautiful" and gaster meaning "stomach".|
|Subspecies:||rhombomaculata is derived from the Latin words rhombus which refers to the shape of the rhomboid-shaped dorsal blotches and macla which means "spots".|
|Vernacular Names:||Blotched kingsnake, brown snake, ground snake, house snake, king snake, mole catcher.|
|Average Length:||30 - 40 in. (76 - 102 cm)|
|Virginia Record Length:||40.6 in. (118.8 cm)|
|Record length:||47 in. (119.4 cm)|
Virginia Fish and Wildlife Information Service: Species Booklet
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Prince William Co.