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Gray/Cope's Gray Tree Frog - Hyla sp. Cope&#039;s gray tree frog (Hyla chrysoscelis) is a species of tree frog found in the United States. It is almost indistinguishable from the gray tree frog, Hyla versicolor, and shares much of its geographic range. Both species are variable in color, mottled gray to gray-green, resembling the bark of trees. These are tree frogs of woodland habitats, though they will sometimes travel into more open areas to reach a breeding pond. The only readily noticeable difference between the two species is the call &mdash; Cope&#039;s has a faster-paced and slightly higher-pitched call than H. versicolor. In addition, H. chrysoscelis is reported to be slightly smaller, more arboreal, and more tolerant of dry conditions than H. versicolor. Microscopic inspection of the chromosomes of H. chrysoscelis and H. versicolor reveals differences in chromosome number. <br />
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I think this is Hyla chrysoscelis, but can&#039;t be sure. It was tiny (maybe 15 mm long) and green on its dorsal surface.  I spotted it on milkweed that bordered a pond.<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/63119/graycopes_gray_tree_frog_-_hyla_sp.html" title="Gray/Cope&#039;s Gray Tree Frog - Hyla sp."><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/63119_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1576713610&Signature=zZ24klzMs10%2B5CBBk67gv6GWXw4%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Gray/Cope&#039;s Gray Tree Frog - Hyla sp. Can you see it??<br />
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Cope&#039;s gray tree frog (Hyla chrysoscelis) is a species of tree frog found in the United States. It is almost indistinguishable from the gray tree frog, Hyla versicolor, and shares much of its geographic range. Both species are variable in color, mottled gray to gray-green, resembling the bark of trees. These are tree frogs of woodland habitats, though they will sometimes travel into more open areas to reach a breeding pond. The only readily noticeable difference between the two species is the call &mdash; Cope&#039;s has a faster-paced and slightly higher-pitched call than H. versicolor. In addition, H. chrysoscelis is reported to be slightly smaller, more arboreal, and more tolerant of dry conditions than H. versicolor. Microscopic inspection of the chromosomes of H. chrysoscelis and H. versicolor reveals differences in chromosome number. <br />
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 I think this is Hyla chrysoscelis, but can&#039;t be sure. It was tiny (maybe 15 mm long) and green on its dorsal surface. I spotted it on milkweed that bordered a pond.<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/63117/graycopes_gray_tree_frog_-_hyla_sp.html<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/63118/graycopes_gray_tree_frog_-_hyla_sp.html" title="Gray/Cope&#039;s Gray Tree Frog - Hyla sp."><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/63118_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1576713610&Signature=9qr77QS0fGu6bTRLYsh3z4GoYXk%3D" width="200" height="170" alt="Gray/Cope&#039;s Gray Tree Frog - Hyla sp. Isn&#039;t that camouflage fantastic?! <br />
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Cope&#039;s gray tree frog (Hyla chrysoscelis) is a species of tree frog found in the United States. It is almost indistinguishable from the gray tree frog, Hyla versicolor, and shares much of its geographic range. Both species are variable in color, mottled gray to gray-green, resembling the bark of trees. These are tree frogs of woodland habitats, though they will sometimes travel into more open areas to reach a breeding pond. The only readily noticeable difference between the two species is the call &mdash; Cope&#039;s has a faster-paced and slightly higher-pitched call than H. versicolor. In addition, H. chrysoscelis is reported to be slightly smaller, more arboreal, and more tolerant of dry conditions than H. versicolor. Microscopic inspection of the chromosomes of H. chrysoscelis and H. versicolor reveals differences in chromosome number. <br />
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 I think this is Hyla chrysoscelis, but can&#039;t be sure. It was tiny (maybe 15 mm long) and green on its dorsal surface. I spotted it on milkweed that bordered a pond. <br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/63117/graycopes_gray_tree_frog_-_hyla_sp.html<br />
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Gray/Cope's Gray Tree Frog - Hyla sp.

Cope's gray tree frog (Hyla chrysoscelis) is a species of tree frog found in the United States. It is almost indistinguishable from the gray tree frog, Hyla versicolor, and shares much of its geographic range. Both species are variable in color, mottled gray to gray-green, resembling the bark of trees. These are tree frogs of woodland habitats, though they will sometimes travel into more open areas to reach a breeding pond. The only readily noticeable difference between the two species is the call — Cope's has a faster-paced and slightly higher-pitched call than H. versicolor. In addition, H. chrysoscelis is reported to be slightly smaller, more arboreal, and more tolerant of dry conditions than H. versicolor. Microscopic inspection of the chromosomes of H. chrysoscelis and H. versicolor reveals differences in chromosome number.

I think this is Hyla chrysoscelis, but can't be sure. It was tiny (maybe 15 mm long) and green on its dorsal surface. I spotted it on milkweed that bordered a pond.

Gray/Cope's Gray Tree Frog - Hyla sp. Can you see it??<br />
<br />
Cope's gray tree frog (Hyla chrysoscelis) is a species of tree frog found in the United States. It is almost indistinguishable from the gray tree frog, Hyla versicolor, and shares much of its geographic range. Both species are variable in color, mottled gray to gray-green, resembling the bark of trees. These are tree frogs of woodland habitats, though they will sometimes travel into more open areas to reach a breeding pond. The only readily noticeable difference between the two species is the call — Cope's has a faster-paced and slightly higher-pitched call than H. versicolor. In addition, H. chrysoscelis is reported to be slightly smaller, more arboreal, and more tolerant of dry conditions than H. versicolor. Microscopic inspection of the chromosomes of H. chrysoscelis and H. versicolor reveals differences in chromosome number. <br />
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 I think this is Hyla chrysoscelis, but can't be sure. It was tiny (maybe 15 mm long) and green on its dorsal surface. I spotted it on milkweed that bordered a pond.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/63117/graycopes_gray_tree_frog_-_hyla_sp.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/63118/graycopes_gray_tree_frog_-_hyla_sp.html Geotagged,Gray/Cope's Gray Tree Frog,Summer,United States,cope's gray tree frog,frog,gray tree frog,green frog,hyla,tree frog

Gray/Cope's Gray Tree Frog - Hyla sp. Isn't that camouflage fantastic?! <br />
<br />
Cope's gray tree frog (Hyla chrysoscelis) is a species of tree frog found in the United States. It is almost indistinguishable from the gray tree frog, Hyla versicolor, and shares much of its geographic range. Both species are variable in color, mottled gray to gray-green, resembling the bark of trees. These are tree frogs of woodland habitats, though they will sometimes travel into more open areas to reach a breeding pond. The only readily noticeable difference between the two species is the call — Cope's has a faster-paced and slightly higher-pitched call than H. versicolor. In addition, H. chrysoscelis is reported to be slightly smaller, more arboreal, and more tolerant of dry conditions than H. versicolor. Microscopic inspection of the chromosomes of H. chrysoscelis and H. versicolor reveals differences in chromosome number. <br />
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 I think this is Hyla chrysoscelis, but can't be sure. It was tiny (maybe 15 mm long) and green on its dorsal surface. I spotted it on milkweed that bordered a pond. <br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/63117/graycopes_gray_tree_frog_-_hyla_sp.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/63119/graycopes_gray_tree_frog_-_hyla_sp.html Geotagged,Gray/Cope's Gray Tree Frog,Hyla,Hyla chrysoscelis,Hyla versicolor,Summer,United States,cope's gray tree frog,frog,gray tree frog,green,green frog,tree frog

    comments (7)

  1. Hard to tell! Have you heard them calling before? Posted one year ago
    1. This one didn't make a sound :/ Posted one year ago
      1. Do you go to this location often? You may be able to hear their calls nearby in the morning or evening? Posted one year ago
        1. This is the first time I've seen one in this location. I was surprised to see it! I should try to come back in the evening sometime though. Posted one year ago
      2. Either way, this guy is an absolute cutie!

        P.S. I have more hole-dwellers to post after I cool down from my hike. :D We have more species than I thought on our land!
        Posted one year ago
        1. Sounds like music to my ears ;) Posted one year ago
        2. Thanks! Can't wait to see what you've found <3 Posted one year ago

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Uploaded Jul 17, 2018. Captured Jul 17, 2018 10:30 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
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  • ISO100
  • 100mm