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Wood Frog

Lithobates sylvaticus

Description:

Medium-sized frog approximately 3 in SVL. Gravid female with a light salmon colored dorsum.

Habitat:

Found on a rainy night on a wet, paved road in a rural region of southwest Virginia.

Notes:

Second, third and fourth photos show female on right and male on the left. Wood Frogs are sexually dimorphic as adults. The larger and lighter colored females are quite beautiful. This species can be found across the Northeastern US, much of Canada, Alaska and all the way up to the arctic circle.It occurs throughout the Northern parts of middle Tennessee and throughout eastern TN. They breed during winter when there may be snow and ice on the ground.

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7 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a month ago

Congrats Lisa. Great series.

Brian38
Brian38 a month ago

Congratulations Lisa! To capture both Male and female the way you did is extraordinary!

Tukup
Tukup a month ago

Congratulations on beautiful SOTD. Well done Lisa.

Beautiful series Lisa,very cool couple :-) congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a month ago

Congratulations Lisa, your wood frogs are our Spotting of the Day! Nice to see you back ;-)

Meet Mrs. and Mr. Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) in our Spotting of the Day! Project Noah ranger Lisa Powers writes: "Wood frogs are sexually dimorphic as adults. The larger and lighter colored females are quite beautiful. This species can be found across the northeastern US, much of Canada, Alaska and all the way up to the Arctic Circle. It occurs throughout the northern parts of middle Tennessee and throughout eastern TN. They breed during winter when there may be snow and ice on the ground".

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LisaPowers
LisaPowers a month ago

Thanks Brian!

Brian38
Brian38 a month ago

Wow! That is an awesome series!

Virginia, USA

Lat: 36.74, Long: -82.90

Spotted on Feb 6, 2019
Submitted on Feb 12, 2019

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