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Friday, June 30, 2006


Biodiversity Corner

Gray tree frog (photo Maya Gupta)

Maya Gupta spotted this blue-eyed gray tree frog, Hyla versicolor, clinging to the glass pane of her kitchen door around midnight on June 15. Her photo shows two distinguishing characteristics of tree frogs. First, there are suction pads on its toes that allow it to climb vertical surfaces and second, the underside of the hind legs are canary yellow (check the color version online at There is more information on these masters of disguise in the Biodiversity Corner in the online Mosquito archive for June 10, 2005.

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