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Small green frog on leaf

Posted by MarcPerr (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 21, 14 at 15:27

I saw this in S.E. Michigan. I assume it is a treefrog but I haven't figured out which one. Any thoughts?

This post was edited by MarcPerr on Tue, Jul 22, 14 at 2:51


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RE: Small green frog on leaf

Where was it seen?


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RE: Small green frog on leaf

I live in S.E. Michigan which is where I found it (yesterday) Here is another photo. I saw two frogs but one was a little smaller. Neither was bigger than a US quarter.

This post was edited by MarcPerr on Tue, Jul 22, 14 at 9:40


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RE: Small green frog on leaf

They are both juvenile Gray Treefrogs. However, there are two identical species of Gray Treefrog in Michigan - Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor) vs. Cope's Gray Treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis), but the more widespread species is the Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor).

They can have varying amounts of green, particularly when small like that.

I would call these Hyla versicolor. If you have heard the adults calling, you can tell them apart.

Gray Treefrog call differences

Here is a link that might be useful: Michigan's Gray Treefrogs


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RE: Small green frog on leaf

Thank you!


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RE: Small green frog on leaf

Beautiful!! (don't lick it!) lol.


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