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Gray Treefrog

Hyla

Description:

Silver Frog

Habitat:

Lamp on the side of a stucco house.

Notes:

This frog or one just like it was in this same spot all last summer.

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1 Comment

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 9 years ago

This is either a gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor) or a Cope's gray treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis). Both are found in Ohio and they can't really be told apart in the field except by their call. Both exhibit a wide range of colors and can change colors to match their backgrounds. I've seen gray treefrogs live on lights for an entire summer. They must snap up moths that are attracted to the lights at night. See http://www.ohioamphibians.com/frogs/frog... for more information.

blank_dan
Spotted by
blank_dan

Ohio, USA

Spotted on May 22, 2011
Submitted on May 22, 2011

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