European Tree Frog

European Tree Frog

The European Tree Frog is a very small species of bright green, arboreal (living on trees) frogs that are scattered throughout a large region of the three continents of Europe, Africa and Asia.

Scientific Name Hyla arborea

Classification – Hyla

Gender Names – Male – male; Female – female; Baby – tadpole

Collective Noun – Knot

Length/Size – Males: 32–43 mm (1.3–1.7 in); females: 40–50 mm (1.6–2.0 in)

Life Expectancy – 15 years

Mating Season  March to June

Special Features  They have the ability to take long leaps and catch insects on the move

Geographical Distribution – Most regions of Europe (except Ireland), and in northwest Africa, and the temperate regions of Asia to Japan

Natural Habitat – Marshy areas, damp meadows, vineyards, orchards, stream banks, lakeshores, reed beds, parks, gardens, and in both humid and dry forests

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Diet – Small arthropods including butterflies, spineless caterpillars, larvae, beetles, spiders, and flies

Predators – Water birds, snakes, owls, large frogs and toads