Bumblebee Dart Frog
Largely insectivorous, the diet of these frogs consists of ants, termites, tiny beetles, crickets, and other small insects and spiders.
This amphibian is normally found in very humid conditions in tropical rain forests, close to fresh water. It is often found on flat rocks, trees, plants (notably bromeliads), and the leaf litter of the forest floor. During the dry season, specimens are known to congregate in damper places, such as under rocks or fallen tree trunks. Typically, temperature variances are related to elevation and time of day, and range from the low 20s to the low 30s °C. In captivity, care must be taken not to overheat the frogs, as they can be sensitive to higher temperatures.
Chirps, buzzes, trills, and hums to get females attention. Territorial with other males.
Bumblebee dart frogs are yellow, gold or orange with black or brown patches. They have adhesive pads on their toes which help them to climb and they have a sticky tongue which they use to catch prey.
Did you Know?
The bumblebee dart frog and other dart frogs' bright coloration, called aposematic, provides a signal to predators that they are poisonous and should not be eaten.
How can I Help?
These frogs are not thought to be any special conservation concern. They are listed on CITES appendix II, probably because of exploitation and destruction of their habitat for lumber.