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European Free-tailed Bat, Tadarida teniotis or Tadarida insignis

The European free-tailed bat (Tadarida teniotis or Tadarida insignis) is a species of free-tailed bat that is native to many areas in the Old World. It was reportedly seen in Korea in 1931, but no other reports have been recorded since that year. The body length of this species reaches between 3.3 inches and 3.7 inches, with a wing length of up to 2.5 inches. The European free-tailed bat appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Least Concern.”

Image Caption: European Free-tailed Bat (Tadarida teniotis) in Beer Sheva, Israel. Credit: Emanuel Yellin/Wikipedia  (CC BY 3.0)

European Free-tailed Bat Tadarida teniotis or Tadarida