An adult Blanchard's Cricket Frog from Wilson County, Kansas. Photograph by Travis W. Taggart, Sternberg Museum of Natural History.
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Blanchard's Cricket Frog in
5/8" - 1-1/2" (1.6 - 3.8 cm) Wartier, heavier and bulkier than other cricket frogs. Dark stripe on thigh blending with dark pigment above and in the anal region. Usually shades of light brown with gray and green speckles, a tendency toward uniformity. Snout rounded, legs relatively short, heavy webbing of hind foot reaching tip of first toe and next to last joint of longest toe, toe pads are absent. Diurnal. Males have a single yellowish vocal pouch under the chin, dark triangle between eyes, often a bright green or reddish stripe on back.
Call sounds like two small pebbles being tapped together. The tapping starts out slowly, accelerates in tempo and then slows.