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Reptiles and AmphibiansLauren Selders

American Toad

They eat a wide variety of insects and other invertebrates, including snails, beetles, slugs, and earthworms.

Polygynous. American toads breed from March to July each year, depending on location. The male toads establish territories and begin calling the females.


eat just about anything they can fit in their ample mouths, including insects, mice, fish, birds, and snakes

May to July in the north and February to October in the south. Polygyny. Fertilization is external, with the females depositing as many as 20,000 eggs in a foamy film in quiet, protected waters.

Eastern Wood Frog

feeding on insects

The males move around the breeding area actively searching for a female. Wood frogs breed once yearly. March to May.

Fowler’s Toad

The adults eat insects and other small terrestrial invertebrates, but shy away from earthworms

Gray Tree Frog

These guys eat the usual insect diet. Crickets, moths, flies

Green Frog

It eats insects, spiders, other tadpoles

Northern Leopard Frog

a variety of invertebrates such as crickets, wax worms, fly larvae, and earthworms.

Pickerel Frog

Pickerel frogs consume insects, earthworms, and other invertebrates

Spring Peeper

Spring Peepers eat mostly small insects, such as beetles, ants, and flies, as well as spiders.

Western Chorus Frog

His diet consists of small invertebrates such as flies, beetles, ants, spiders, leaf hoppers

Northern Fence Lizard

  • The fence lizard is diurnal and beneficial to humans because of the insects they eat, especially beetles. They also eat spiders, centipedes and snails

Five-lined Skink

  • Five-lined skinks prey on a wide variety of insects, spiders, and other invertebrates

Eastern Newt

  • Adult newts eat worms, insects, small crayfish and other crustaceans, snails, mussels, tadpoles, other amphibian larvae, amphibian eggs, and fish eggs.


  • Crayfish and small fish are the main food items consumed by Hellbenders

Mud Puppy

  • Feeds at night on fish, crayfish, aquatic insects, worms, fish eggs; they rely heavily upon olfactory cues to find their prey.

Red Salamander

  • This salamander is a carnivore, feeding on small insects, worms, and other invertebrates, and occasionally smaller salamanders.

Red-backed Salamander

  • Red-backed salamanders feed on a large variety of invertebrates. These include mites, spiders, insects, centipedes, millipedes, beetles, snails, ants, earthworms, flies, and larvae.

Small-mouthed Salamander

  • Adult small-mouth salamanders eat insects, other arthropods, slugs, worms, and sometimes aquatic crustaceans.

Spotted Salamander

  • Spotted salamanders eat invertebrates such as earthworms and insects or anything else they can catch and swallow.

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