The Florida sand skink’s diet consists of a variety of hard- and soft-bodied arthropods, which are found below the ground surface. Beetle larvae and termites make up the bulk of its diet, while spiders, larval antlions (Myrmeleontidae species), adult beetles and other invertebrates are also consumed (7). This species is active during the day, with feeding occurring mostly in the morning and evening (8).
The Florida sand skink has one mating period each year, between February and May (9). A single clutch of eggs is produced approximately 55 days after mating, and consists of two to three elongate eggs which are laid in the sand under logs or other cover (4) (9). The eggs hatch from June to July. The young Florida sand skink reaches sexual maturity at one to two years old (4) and individuals can live for at least eight to ten years (9).
The life history traits of the Florida sand skink are typical of other lizards leading an underground existence, with a low frequency of reproduction, small clutch size, late maturity and long lifespan (9).