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Amphibian Illustrations

Blanchards Cricket Frog, Amphibian, Colored Pencil Illustration


blanchards cricket frog
Blanchard's Cricket Frog (Acris crepitans blanchardi), colored pencil

About the illustration:

Commissioned by: Wisconsin Sea Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison http://seagrant.wisc.edu/frogs/blanchards_cricket.html

About Blanchard's Cricket Frog:
The main thing about these frogs is that they are tiny! They are a subspecies of the Northern Cricket Frog (Acris crepitans). In Texas, after a hard rain (and all rain in Texas seems to be hard rain), they were every where on the roads and sidewalks. They eat small insects. They are eaten by birds, fish, and larger frogs. They can jump three feet! Northern cricket frogs breed from April to May.

Taxonomy:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (having a spinal chord)
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura (frogs and toads)
Family: Hylidae (tree frogs)
Genus: Acris
Species: A. crepitans

For more information about Northern Cricket Frogs, see:

Wikipedia, The Northern Cricket Frog
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (USGS) - provides a distribution map including all 3 subspecies of the Northern Cricket Frog
Center for Reptile and Amphibian Conservation and Management


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