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Hyla squirella

Texas to Virginia. The squirrel treefrog is a small species of frog found in Southeastern USA. It is a small, smooth-skinned frog that can change color rapidly, from green to yellowish brown or brown. It usually has a poorly developed yellowish stripe on each side and can sometimes be spotted on the back.
Habitat: Areas with plenty of moisture, shade and insects. It can be found in in gardens, and on trees, shrubs and vines.
Diet: Mainly insects; ants, beetles, crickets, spiders, termites, and other small invertebrates.
Status: Least Concern (IUCN)
Approximate Dimensions of Adult:

Length: 2.2 - 4.1cm.

Lifespan: Up to 8.5 years.
Reproduction & Offspring:

Breeding occurs from March to October. Their breeding call is a nasal “waaak, waaak,” repeated about 15 times in 10 seconds. Mating usually happens after it rains. The female lays up to 1,000 eggs in a breeding pond of shallow, standing water with lots of vegetation. It takes about six weeks for the tadpoles to transform into froglets.


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