Frog, Yellow-Banded Poison Dart
1.2 - 1.5 inches
Ants, but also termites, tiny beetles, crickets, and other small insects and spiders.
Status: Least Concern
Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Venezuela.
Faces of the Rainforest
If an adult frog approaches a plant that is already occupied, the tadpole will produce a warning signal by aiming its head at the center of the plant, holding itself rigid, and rapidly vibrating its tail. If an tadpole-carrying parent ignores this signal and accidentally deposits another tadpole in the same bromelid sanctuary, the original tadpole will eat it.