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Northern Cricket Frogs

Acris crepitans

At A Glance

  • Identification: Small, warty brown, gray/green frog with brown to orange stripe down its back and triangle on its head, no toe pads
  • Commonly Confused With: Southern chorus frog
  • Conservation Status: Least Concern - Population Stable
  • Diet: Mostly mosquitoes; also eat crickets, water bugs, other arthropods
  • Habitat: Sunny edge of slow moving streams, marshes, marshy ponds
  • Breeding: Spring - Summer, 10-15 eggs laid on the water surface, attached to plants
  • Behavior: Active hunters most of the year except when water freezes
  • Special Skills: Using the moon for navigation
  • Threats: Fish, salamanders, snakes, turtles, wading birds
  • When You Can Find Them in North Louisiana: Year round if water isn't frozen