Lesser Asiatic Yellow Bat, Scotophilus kuhlii
The lesser Asiatic yellow bat (Scotophilus kuhlii) is a species of vesper bat that can be found in many areas including Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Taiwan, and the Philippines. It prefers a habitat in primary and secondary forests, both in urban and rural areas of its range. It can be found roosting in many areas including roofs, crevices, temples, and dry tree leaves. It leaves the roost early to consume a main diet of dipterans and hymenopterans and gives birth to one or two young per breeding season.
The lesser Asiatic yellow bat has a stable population and there are no known threats to the species as a whole. However, local populations may be threatened by roost disturbances in some areas. Because of this lack of threats, and because it occurs in many protected areas, the lesser Asiatic yellow bat requires no current conservation efforts and appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservations status of “Least Concern.”
Image Caption: The Lesser Asiatic Yellow Bat (Scotophilus kuhlii) from Bukidnon, Philippines. A vesper bat commonly found roosting in eaves and rafters of houses and other human structures. Credit: Obsidian Soul/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)