Since horned lizards hibernate or aestivate
at soil depths routinely disturbed by plowing or tilling, such activity may kill them directly or indirectly by exposing lizards to harsh climatic conditions they seek to avoid.
It comes up above the ground only during rainy weather; during dry conditions, it burrows 7-15 cm deep into the ground and aestivates
until rain softens the soil.
It breeds in rain pools, flooded fields and permanent ponds from February to June then aestivates
(hibernates) in deep, loamy sand until the next spring rains.
It occurs in large numbers and, unlike certain other Cretan species, it aestivates
conspicuously on rock surfaces, which facilitates capture and recapture during summer.
AESTIVATES, INSORPTIONS (sted), INTERSILIENT, NESCIENCES (web2), PAN-EUROPEAN, PREINSPIRE (web2), RESIDENTIARIES, TONIFICATION
It is the more appraisals beach of the western area and a few hundreds of thousands of aestivates
forward there during the three summer months.