Western Chorus Frog ( Pseudacris triseriata )
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Pseudacris triseriata occupies northern parts of the America. When mature it is up to 4 cm long while males are generally smaller than females. Moist skin usually has a brown colour with dark spots, however colours may vary (grey, green etc). There is a white stripe together with brown stripe located above the upper lip, which is a characteristic feature.
His diet consists of small invertebrates such as flies, beetles, ants, spiders, leaf hoppers and so on. Its breeding cycle begins in the middle of March and lasts till the end of May. Breeding process and laying eggs occur in the areas that are close to the water for instance: ponds, lakes, swamps and flooded places and are accompanied by characteristic “breeding choruses”.
Water area is also the place where the Western Chorus Frog spends most of his life. Pseudacris triseriata is also an environmental marker, because behaviour changes as well as colour change may indicate a certain level of pollution.