The Red Tails of Gray Treefrog Tadpoles

gray treefrog, Hyla versicolor, tadpole

A Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor) tadpole photographed in Livingston Co., MI. The red color on the tails helps the tadpole escape predators. If the tadpole finds enough to eat and successfully escapes predators, it will metamorphose into the next life stage

All text and photographs Michael F. Benard
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