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Spring Peeper Frogs

Pseudacris crucifer


Very small chorus frog (About 1 - 1 1/2 inches long) Frogs are tan or brown or even olive green with a large X on top of body although some markings may be lines or indistinct. Weight: 11 - 18 ounces. Large toe pads for climbing. Males are slightly smaller than females with dark throats. Females are lighter in color. Nocturnal. Food: Insects - beetles, ants, flies and spiders.


Woodlands near water - my woods is very swampy and has natural springs, pond and brook. But 3 (two shown) were found in the driveway during a rain shower at night. Widespread in eastern USA and Canada.


This is most likely the Northern Spring Peeper subspecies. P.p. crucifer (Photos are night flash) First 3 photos are male spring peeper (His design is an X and has the dark throat). Next 3 photos is a female spring pepper (She has no dark throat, lighter in color and has a different design.)

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CostaBoyJack 11 years ago

Great shots!!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 11 years ago

Male is the first 3 photos. Female is the 2nd 3 photos! Thrilled to get both! They are really cute. In my driveway during a rain shower.

Carol Snow Milne
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Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Apr 30, 2013
Submitted on May 2, 2013

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