Eastern Pipistrelle Bat

Photo of Eastern Pipistrelle Bat

Eastern Pipistrelle Bat
(Pipistrellus subflavus)
Solitary or small groups
Weight
one fifth of an ounce (6 g)
Body Length 2 3/4 - 3 3/4 in. (71-95 mm)
Wingspan
8-10 in. (21-26 cm)
Forearm 1 1/4 - 1 3/8 in. (33-36 mm)
Recognition The smallest bat in Maryland.

Yellowish-brown fur is tri-colored: dark brown base, pale middle band and a dark tip.

Wing membranes are blackish brown.

Face/ears are pale brown.

Tragus is blunt.
Similar Species Only bat in Maryland with tri-colored fur.
Summer Roosts Clumps of leaves, sometimes open houses and buildings.
Winter Roosts Caves, rock crevices and mines.
Eats Moths, beetles, true bugs, mosquitoes, ants and other insects. 

Photo by: Dr. J. Scott Altenbach

 

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