Very large ears with a light brown body and a white underside and large eyes.
Number of Pups Born:
Litters Per Year:
Maternity colonies are rather small in size, ranging from 20-100 bats.
Pups begin to fly at 5-6 weeks.
Sociable creatures, pallid bats roost in groups with both their own and other bat species.
They typically will use three different types of roosts:
1. Day roosts: warm, horizontal opening such as in attics, shutters or crevices.
2. Night roosts: open areas with foliage nearby.
3. Hibernation roosts: typically caves or rock crevices.
In the hot weather, they remain at higher elevations to keep cool.
During cooler weather, they remain in lower elevations to keep warm.
They break into smaller groups and hibernate
Pallid bats do not appear to migrate any great distance as the seasons change
Scorpions, centipedes, cicadas, crickets, beetles, lizards and even mice.
Unique to all bats, they catch their food almost exclusively on the ground as opposed to while in flight.
After catching its prey it will fly to a convenient location to consume its meal.
The pallid bat is one of two known bat species immune to scorpion venom!
"The Scorpion Bat"