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acrylic on illustration board 24" x 18"
The Hourglass Treefrog (Dendropsophus ebraccatus) is distributed through most of Central America. Its pattern, though variable, frequently involves an hourglass-shaped blotch on the back. It normally inhabits forests, where the females lay their eggs on leaves overhanging water. Where this situation is unavailable, they appear to be content with laying them directly in the water. Probably because of this unique versatility, they have been able to invade degraded habitats like pasturelands and gardens.