Spring Peeper

Spring Peeper

Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer), colored pencil

About the illustration:

Commissioned by: Wisconsin Sea Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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About spring peepers:
Spring peepers are also referred to as Hyla crucifer. They are a small (up to 1 1/2 inch long) tree frog found in the eastern and midwestern U.S. The breeding period is from March to June. They eat insects. Although they have toepads and are good climbers, they stay mostly on the ground.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (having a spinal chord)
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura (frogs and toads)
Family: Hylidae (tree frogs)
Genus: Pseudacris
Species: P. crucifer

Read more about spring peepers:
Wikipedia, spring peepers
Animal Diversity Web, Pseudacris crucifer

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