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Amphibian Illustrations

Spring Peeper, Colored Pencil Drawing


spring peeper

Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer), colored pencil

About the illustration:
Spring Peeper
See article describing the drawing process using this illustration

Commissioned by: Wisconsin Sea Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison
See image at client's web site:
http://www.seagrant.wisc.edu/frogs/peeper.html

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.

Taxonomy:
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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