Biology of Evening Bat

Most people know what a bat is, but few are aware that there are actually a large number of bat species out there. One of these is the Evening Bat, which is currently on theTh threatened list because their habitats in Kentucky are being infringed upon and this is leading to an ever-decreasing number of these bats. It is a sad fact that may soon find these bats reaching the point of extinction.

The Evening bat is as very small kind of big brown bat, which seems like an oxymoron that there is a small version of something that by classification is named as large. However, that is the case for this bat, which gets to be no more than about 4 inches typically. The wingspan extends to about 11 inches and they weigh no more than a few ounces.

These are rather homely looking bats (most bats are), that has a brown fur that has a glossy look especially when the moonlight is shining on them. Their face is actually black howerver, as are their wings.

The ears of this bat are very short and curved. The Evening bat has a very similar look to the smaller little brown bat, even though they are not in the same species of bats.

This bat can be found several states within the United States, including Iowa, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Texas, and Oklahoma. However, the area that it is found most in is western Kentucky. If it is found in northern states, like Pennsylvania, it is only found there during the summer months and then begins a migration to warmer climates, as these bats do not do well in cold temperatures at all.,

In fact, the Evening bat distinguishes itself in that none are found in caves as their home. Because they are not creatures that thrive in cold weather they will seek warmer areas to sleep and set up a home, and a cave is not accommodating in any way toward these aims.

Where they most likely are found is in hollow trees, but you will find them in buildings and barns as well. If there is a fairly enclosed area that remains warm then you will likely find them setting up a home there.

One interesting fact about these bats is that the males and females actually roost separate from one another. In fact, those bats that are pregnant separate from other females as well in what are referred to as “maternity colonies.” Males may also choose a location that gives them complete solitude and will scare away any other bats that try to infringe upon their territory.

Females typically give birth during the month of June, and usually give birth to two pups at a time. For the first couple of weeks of their existence, the baby bats live on the wings of their mother until they are old enough to go out on their own. This arrangement works perfectly, as the mother will take the babies with her or foraging runs and feed the babies directly from the prey that she conquers.

From April through September, these bats will venture off to other areas, but once the summer is coming to an end they will return to Kentucky as part of the migration. There they will remain for the winter and then start the process over again the next spring. This means that all babies are usually born outside of the state.

The Evening Bat hunts primarily for flying insects such as flies and moths as its primary food source. They will stay around wetlands and streams which are known to attract large numbers of these insects. NEED LOCAL HELP? We have wildlife removal professionals servicing 95% of the USA. Click here to hire a local bat removal expert in your home town. Updated 2018. It's best to be educated on the subject, so browse this site and especially read the bats in the attic home page, or email me if you have any more questions about Biology of Evening Bat

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