Squirrel Treefrog (Hyla squirella)
Columbus Co., NC 9/28/2013.
Squirrel Treefrog can be very similar to the larger Green Treefrog (Hyla cinerea). Green Treefrog normally has a well-defined lateral light stripe. The lateral light stripe of the variable Squirrel Treefrog, when present, is supposed to have indistinct lower border.
Greenville, Pitt Co., NC 5/30/03.
Alvin Braswell of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences comments: "When found at night, they tend to be green. When found under cover during the day, they tend to be dark colored and show some pattern. Juvenile Pine Woods Treefrogs (Hyla femoralis) can be problematic when they are greenish. The hint of small spots on the back of the frog in your photos points toward Squirrel Treefrog. Pine Woods Treefrogs typically have larger dark blotches.