(aka Eastern Pipistrelle Bat)
- 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.
- Found solitary or in 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)
- Summer Roost: Clumps of leaves, sometimes open houses and buildings.
- Winter Roost: Caves, rock crevices and mines.
Moths, beetles, true bugs, mosquitoes, ants and other insects.
Only bat in Maryland with tri-colored fur.
Photo by: Dr. J. Scott Altenbach
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