Broad-nosed bats and evening bats

Broad-nosed bats and evening bats

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Vespertilionidae
Subfamily : Vespertilioninae
Genus : Nycticeius


Facts about the genus Nycticeius, the broad-nosed bats and evening bats

All evening bats are insect-eaters.

Evening Bats are most abundant in the eastern half of the state.

Evening bats are slightly smaller than the Mexican free tails.

Evening bats are thought to remain active throughout the winter.

Greater Broad-nosed bats are, as in all insectivorous bat species, highly susceptible to insecticides both directly and indirectly (on their food source).

Meet Our Bats The Evening Bat Nycticeius humeralis Back to Meet Some Bats Evening bats are found throughout the southeastern United States, from southern Pennsylvania to Florida.

Scientific name: Nycticeius is from the Greek word nyktios (belonging to the night) and humeralis, the specific name, is Latin meaning (pertaining to the shoulder).

Some evening bats are thought to migrate to warmer climates and remain active year round, while others in the northernmost parts of their range are believed to hibernate in buildings and under loose tree bark.

The first evening, bats, is next Thursday.

The other (Nycticeius) is a rare species which focuses its foraging in more pristine habitats. (Full text)

Other information: South eastern broad-nosed bats are mostly found in areas east of the Great Dividing Range in tall wet forest or rainforest, but they have also been found in low open forest near Canberra. (Full text)

Life History The evening bats are insectivorous, with the exception of fish-eating bats. (Full text)

Evening bats are found in temperate deciduous woodlands or mixed woodlands and open areas. (Full text)

Evening Bats are insectivore eating mostly flying insects. (Full text)

Conservation and Management: Evening bats are highly beneficial consumers of insect pests and they coexist well with humans. (Full text)

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