Hodgson’s Bat, Myotis formosus

Hodgson’s bat (Myotis formosus) is also known as the Copper-winged bat due to the yellowish coloration on its body. It can be found in Central, East, and Southeast Asia with a range that includes the area from the Japanese island Tsushima to Afghanistan. It prefers a habitat within forested mountainous areas.  It can reach an average length between 1.6 and 2.2 inches, with a wing length of up to 2 inches. Hodgson’s bat appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Least Concern.”

Image Caption: Vespertilio formosus = Myotis formosus. Credit: G H Ford/Wikipedia