Common Kingsnake Lampropeltis getula. There is nothing common about the common kingsnake. With the kaleidoscope of colors and skin patterns the common kingsnakes would rate high on any list of "best dressed" among the serpents. With their choice of prey, they might also rank high among the gourmet diners of the serpent clan.
The gray-banded kingsnake (Lampropeltis alterna), sometimes referred to as the alterna or the Davis Mountain king snake, is a species of nonvenomous snake in the family Colubridae. The species is endemic to the southwestern United States and adjacent Mexico.
Lampropeltis triangulum, commonly known as a milk snake or milksnake, is a species of king snake. There are 24 subspecies of milk snakes. Lampropeltis elapsoides, the scarlet kingsnake, was formerly classified as the subspecies L. t. elapsoides, but is now recognized as a distinct species.
Yellow-bellied Kingsnake Lampropeltis calligaster Two subspecies are recognized in Tennessee: Prairie Kingsnake (L. c. calligaster), which occurs in the northern half of western and central Tennessee, and Mole Kingsnake (L. c. rhombomaculata), which occurs in the eastern part of the state.