Japanese Pipistrelle, Pipistrellus abramus

The Japanese pipistrelle (Pipistrellus abramus), also known as the Japanese house bat, is a species of vesper bat that is native to East Asia. Its range extends from Japan, the Ussuri region, and the Korean peninsula to Taiwan and China. It prefers to roost in the ceilings or roofs of old houses. This species reaches an average body length between 1.4 and 1.8 inches, with a tail length of up to 1.5 inches and a wing length of up to 1.4 inches. The Japanese pipistrelle appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Least Concern.”

Image Caption: Japanese Pipistrelle, Pipistrellus abramus. Credit: OAS/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)