Blue-spotted salamanders are found in woodland habitats and wetlands. They spend their lives on the forest floor, often living underground in burrows. They breed in permanent swamps or temporary ponds, marshes or even roadside ditches. They overwinter underground in the forest.
Blue-spotted salamanders are early breeders and often breed before the ice has completely disappeared from the ponds.
Outside of the breeding season, adults are terrestrial carnivores, eating a large variety of insects and other invertebrates, including spiders and worms.
The Blue-spotted salamander is a small mole salamander, but are large compared to most lungless salamanders like the Red-backed Salamander,