Colubridae Natricinae Natrix natrix Malpolon insignitus
Natrix tessellata (Laurenti, 1768)
Dice Snake

N. tessellata (© Paolo Mazzei)

Adult, Manziana (Roma), Italy
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

N. tessellata (© Paolo Mazzei)

Adult, Loutsa (Parga), Greece
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

N. tessellata (© Paolo Mazzei)

Adult, Ag. Triada (Crete), Greece
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

N. tessellata (© Stjepan Mekiniĉ)

Adult, river Cetina, Croatia
(Photo by Stjepan Mekiniĉ)

N. tessellata (© Paolo Mazzei)

Adult, Ag. Triada (Crete), Greece
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)


Distribution:
Germany, S Switzerland, E Austria, France, Belgique, Yugoslavia: Croatia (including some adriatic islands), Slovenia, Bosnia and Hercegowina, Monte Negro, Macedonia, Serbia, Italy, Czech Republic, Albania, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Turkey, Greece (including Crete, Lesbos, Samos), Cyprus, Soviet Union, Afghanistan, S Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Yemen, NE Egypt, Israel, east to northern Pakistan and NW China (Xinjiang)

Similar species:
Natrix maura (Colubridae)

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