There are thus two female openings, one for copulation, the other for oviposition, as well as a male opening.
The first act of the female after oviposition is to wrap her eggs in a casing of silk commonly called the cocoon.
Their formation from buds which normally would have yielded leaves and shoots is explained by Parfitt as the outcome of an effort at fructification induced by oviposition, such as has been found to result in several plants from injury by insect-agency or otherwise.
Pairing and oviposition take place on land; the male seizes the female round the waist.
After oviposition, which may extend over several weeks, the female dies.
Under favourable conditions, when food is obtainable, growth is rapid, the time from the hatching of the young until it reaches maturity and dies after oviposition being, for example, about eleven weeks in R.
Ihering, "On the Oviposition of Phyllomedusa iheringii," Ann.
Smith, "On Oviposition and Nursing in the Batrachian genus Dendrobates," Amer.