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Squirrel Treefrog Hyla squirella


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Squirrel Treefrog
credit: Cary Bass

© Lang Elliot/ (audio)

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Family: Hylidae, Treefrogs view all from this family

Description Green-dark green with white line along upper jaw. Yellowish flecks on back. Toe pads large.

Dimensions 2.2-4.1cm. (7/8-1 5/8")

Voice Nasal trill used as a mating call. Grunting quack before rainfall.

Breeding March-October in the south. April-August in north. Breeds among vegetation. Eggs attached to underwater vegetation at waters edge.

Habitat Temperate forests, woodland near water.

Range Texas to Virginia.

Discussion Call normally heard before/after rainfall. Nocturnal. Diet is mainly of insects. Avid hunter, often catches insects around porch/patio lights. Hides under garden shrub for protection, often found in a group of a few dozen.