Scientific name: Pseudacris triseriata maculata
- Adults reach 1 to 1.5 inches in length, and females are usually larger than males; newly metamorphosed juveniles are less than one inch long.
- Brown, olive, tan, or green (sometimes bi-colored) with a prominent black stripe on each side from the nostril through the eye and down the sides to the groin; three dark stripes down the back, often incomplete or broken into blotches.
- Common, but seldom seen due to its small size and secretive habits.
- Lives in moist meadows and forests near wetlands.
- Lays eggs in loose, irregular clusters attached to submerged vegetation in quiet water.
- Breeds in shallow temporary pools or ponds during the late spring.
- Calls are very conspicuous, resembling the sound of a thumb running along the teeth of a comb.
- Males call and respond, producing a loud and continuous chorus at good breeding sites, from April to early July, depending on elevation and weather.
- Usually call in late afternoon and evening.
- Tadpoles eat aquatic plants; adults mostly eat insects.
- Eaten by fish, predacious aquatic insect larvae, other amphibians, garter snakes, mammals, and birds.