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BUMBLEBEE POISON DART FROG

Scientific Name: Dendrobates leucomelas
Order
Anura (frogs & toads)

Family
Dendrobatidae (poison dart frogs)

Habitat & Range
The bumblebee poison dart frogs can be found in the tropical rainforests of Venezuela. Preferring humid areas, they can be found on forest soil, damp stones, and roots of trees.

Identification
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Their coloring is a combination of black and yellow lines and patterns. With age, the sharpness of the black portions tend to becomes less pronounced and breaks off into spots.

Diet
The bumblebee poison dart frog is an insectivore, meaning it primarily eats insects. They eat flies, crickets, ants, termites and beetles.

Reproduction & Lifespan
Bumblebee poison dart frogs reaches sexual maturity at 2 years old. Breeding takes place during the rainy season months in February and March. Females lays about 5-10 eggs in a clutch. Eggs would take 10-14 days to hatch into tadpoles. They live 4 to 6 years in the wild, 10 to 15 years in captivity.

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The bumblebee poison dart frog lives in a group and will set up territories which it will defend against rival groups. This can result in quarrels that may involve wrestling.
 
 
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