Redbelly Snake




Scientific name: Storeria occipitomaculata (STORER 1839)

The following key will separate the two Redbelly Snakes found in Florida. If you are unable to distinguish between them based on the characteristics in the key below, you probably can do so using the geographic location alone.

1a Light neck spots fuse to form collar; top of head black; central Florida to southern Georgia. Florida Redbelly Snake, Storeria occipitomaculata obscura
1b 3 light spots on nape of neck; top of head not black; Florida panhandle to southern Canada. Northern Red–Bellied Snake, Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata

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