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Vesper bat Reference Libraries

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Greater mouse-eared bat Myotis myotis
2013-10-11 08:16:26

The greater mouse-eared bat is primarily found throughout Europe. It weighs about 1.6 ounces, has a wingspan of 14-18 inches and its body is 3-3.5 inches long. The Greater mouse-eared bat has a medium brown upper-body and a greyish belly. This species of bat does not use echolocation for hunting but rather catches its prey from the ground and water surfaces, a process known as gleaning. It...

Lesser mouse-eared bat Myotis blythii
2013-09-27 10:50:24

Populations have been found in southern Europe, southern central Europe and southwestern Asia. The lesser mouse-eared bat is a very social species therefore they travel and remain in groups rather than individually. These groups can be as large as 500 bats and could be mixed with the greater mouse-eared bat. Their feeding habitats are scrub areas, grasslands, farmland, and some gardens. It...

Wall-roosting Mouse-eared Bat Myotis muricola
2012-09-17 11:06:05

The wall-roosting mouse-eared bat (Myotis muricola), also known as the Nepalese whiskered myotis, is a vesper bat that can be found in Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Nepal, among many other areas. It roosts in many areas including folded banana tree leaves, limestone forested areas, artificial caves, hollow trees, and old buildings.  This species was previously classified as a...

Geoffroys Bat Myotis emarginatus
2012-09-17 10:50:46

Geoffroy's bat (Myotis emarginatus) is vesper bat that can be found in many areas from Portugal and the Balkans in Southern Europe to wet regions in southwestern Asia. It is found from Palestine and the Caucasus to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan and Oman. This bat also occurs in north-west Africa, in areas like Morocco and Tunisia, as well as in eastern areas of the Mediterranean. It prefers a...

Eastern Small-footed Myotis Myotis leibii
2012-09-12 11:35:17

The eastern small-footed myotis (Myotis leibii), also known as the eastern small-footed bat, is a vesper bat that can be found in North America. Its range includes Quebec and Ontario in Canada and eastern areas of the United States including Georgia and Oklahoma. It roosts in a number of areas, but in mountains regions, it can be found at altitudes between 787 and 3,690 feet. Roosts include...

Pond Bat Myotis dasycneme
2012-09-10 17:06:20

The pond bat (Myotis dasycneme) is a vesper bat that can be found in Eurasia, with a range that stretches from Russia to France, and includes Kazakhstan. It roosts in different areas depending on the season. In the summer, it roosts in lowland areas in woods or meadows, with a source of water nearby. These roots are most often found in hollow trees, church towers, or roofs. Winter roosts are...

Greater Mouse-eared Bat Myotis myotis
2012-09-07 09:43:21

The greater mouse-eared bat (Myotis myotis) is a vesper bat that can be found in many areas of Europe including Albania, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, and Germany, among many other areas. During the summer nursery roosts are made in northern Europe, and are almost always located in attics of large buildings, like churches. In southern Europe, these roosts can be found in caves, or bat boxes...

Spotted Bat Euderma maculatum
2012-08-10 11:07:04

The spotted bat (Euderma maculatum) is a vesper bat that can be found in Arizona, British Colombia, Utah, California, and Colorado. It resides in many habitats, including cliffs in the Grand Canyon, hay fields, marshes, deserts, and deciduous and coniferous forests. It was first described in 1891, by Joel Asaph Allen,  a zoologist from the American Museum of Natural History. The spotted bat...

Eastern Red Bat Lasiurus borealis
2012-04-26 06:10:21

The eastern red bat (Lasiurus borealis) is one of over three hundred species in the Vespertilionidae family, better known as the vesper family. The range of this bat includes Bermuda and the Bahamian Islands, but it is most widespread in North America. The eastern red bat prefers to roost among leaves, dead or alive, on branches of hardwood trees. They have been known to roost on loblolly trees...

Ghost Bat
2007-08-14 04:11:11

The Ghost Bat (Macroderma gigas), also known as the Australia False Vampire Bat, is a species of bat endemic to Australia. It is named for the extremely thin membrane of its wings that makes it appear ghostly at night. They inhabit northern Australia, from the east to west coast. They roost in caves, mines, and tunnels in small colonies, usually of less than a hundred bats. Ghost Bats have...