Lasionycteris noctivagans
©Merlin D. Tuttle, Bat Conservation International

Silver-Haired Bat

Lasionycteris noctivagans

Description: Body length about 3 5/8 to 4 1/4", wingspan about 12". Has long thick fur, very dark, usually black, with silver tips above. Tail membrane lightly furred above.

Range: Across most of U.S. and southern Canada.

Habitat: Lives in forested areas, roosts under bark and in tree hollows.

Diet: Moths, flies, various other flying insects.

Behavior: Solitary bat, slow flyer. Usually migrates south for winter, or hibernates in trees, crevices, buildings, mines or other sheltered location. Gives birth to twins, in the early summer.


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