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We saw this poor tree frog getting eaten by this spider on our fence. This property backs up to a nature conservation area.


Tall grass and pond area.


We don't know how to have two categories for one picture. We put amphibian but we are also trying to identify the spider.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Green tree frog
Hyla cinerea American green tree frog
Regal jumping spider
Phidippus regius Phidippus regius

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you should add this to the Hunters & Animal Food Habits mission! Poor frog... epic win for the spider though!

psadoway 8 years ago

Is that a picture of the frog or the very hery spider?

oxyjack 8 years ago

Wow! I've never seen a jumping spider go for a frog before (though I have seen a Pacific Tree Frog go for a kissing bug, and promptly spit it out!). Excellent capture!

jsdenisco 9 years ago

Thanks for the ID help. I thought it was a jumping spider too. Although neither one was very large we still observed them from about 40 feet away and used the zoom lens to do it! I actually am incredibly fearful of spiders...

It is interesting how they are close in size to each other though, that spider must have been quick!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Oh my God, KERMIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

Wow! a spider eating a frog, Awesome!

KarenL 9 years ago

Great spot though I do feel sorry for the frog!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Yes, RavynVest, they do. Follow the link bellow and you will find a paper about harvestman spiders that feed on frogs:

RavynVest 9 years ago

Wow. I never knew spiders would go after frogs. That's either a HUGE spider or a tiny frog... I'm sadly not sure on what either species is, but thank you for posting this. It's insanely cool.

skinheaddave 9 years ago

I'm not 100% on the frog. I was tempted to say Hyla squirella but after zooming in and looking for signs of patterning etc., I think H.cinerea.

Manaswini 9 years ago

wat kind of a spider is this?Its so dangerous

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

It must be a rather large spider. What size is it?

Little Rex
Little Rex 9 years ago

Woah... That is one wicked spider! Too bad for the frog though. :(

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Apr 26, 2010
Submitted on Dec 26, 2011

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