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Spotted Bat

The spotted bat (Euderma maculatum) is perhaps one of North America's most striking mammals. Its translucent pink ears, nearly as long as its body, are the largest of any bat found in the United States, and it has pink wings to match. This bat appears to feed almost exclusively on moths, which it captures high above the ground. Its echolocation calls are particularly quiet, so its moth prey is unable to hear it hunting. It is one of the few bats that uses echolocation frequencies low enough to be audible to humans.


Photo courtesy of Bat Conservation International and Minden Pictures.

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Uploaded on November 29, 2018