We analyzed stomach contents of 120 Green Tree Frogs, Hyla cinerea, collected between May 1956 and October 2014 in Arkansas. Beetles and arachnids were the predominant prey item; the next most abundant groups were Diptera and Hemiptera. Vegetable matter was also found in several frogs. All identifiable vegetable matter was determined to be of the genus Persicaria, colloquially known as smartweed. Our data suggests that Green Tree Frogs in Arkansas predominantly feed on beetles and arachnids, but occasionally ingest plant matter when actively foraging.
Thigpen, C. S.; Dodson, H.; and Trauth, S. E.
"Food Habits of Green Tree Frogs (Hyla cinerea) from Arkansas,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 70
, Article 38.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol70/iss1/38