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Grey Tree Frog

Hyla versicolor or Hyla chrysoscelis

Description:

Grey Tree Frogs emerge from hibernation in early to mid-April. Young tree frogs are green and lack the dark markings on the back found in adults. Two years are required to become sexually mature, and they may survive seven to nine years. Adults reach lengths around 2 inches. Grey Tree Frogs eat most types of insects and their larvae including mosquitoes, gnats and flies. They mostly hunt insects in wooded areas in small trees and shrubs, where they rely upon their camouflage with less risk of predation. Like most frogs, the Grey Tree Frog will eat smaller frogs, even other Grey Tree Frogs.

Habitat:

Eastern North America as far west as Texas. Wooded areas, mostly arboreal.

Notes:

A very small (less than an an inch long) tree frog observed resting on Perennial Cornflower (Centaurea montana) foliage.

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5 Comments

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 9 years ago

Thanks Neil :)

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 9 years ago

Excellent!

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 9 years ago

Thank you harsuame & Donna :)

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy 9 years ago

beautiful shot

harsuame
harsuame 9 years ago

Fant√°stica rana

Small Wonders
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Small Wonders

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Spotted on Apr 15, 2012
Submitted on Apr 16, 2012

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