Spotted Bats

Distinguishing Features:

Very large pink ears with a jet-black body that has 3 large white spots, a white belly, and pink wings.

The fur is long and silky.

 

Mating season:

Fall

 

Birthing Season:

Summer

 

Number of Pups Born:

1

 

Litters Per Year:

1

 

Nursing Behavior:

The mother nurses the young almost constantly for the first two days, even while flying.

Pups stay with their mother for 6 months.

 

Behavior:

Solitary.

Unlike other bat species, the spotted bat is solitary, territorial, and hunts alone. They roost on vertical cliffs and in open canyons.

 

Habitat:

Desert scrub and open forests in rugged and dry landscapes often near a water source.

 

Hibernation:

Torpor. An involuntary state where the body’s temperature will drop to match the weather in order to slow their heart rate to ensure survival during extreme weather and is only temporary.

They may do this alone or in small groups.

 

Migration:

During extremely cold weather, they migrate to warmer areas.

Seasonal elevation migration from Ponderosa pine high elevation habitats in June and July to lower elevations in August.

 

Diet:

Insectavores 

(Microchiroptera)

They tear off the wings of the moths and eat only the abdomen.

 

Life Span:

15-20 years

 

Fun facts:

One of the rarest bats in North America

 

“The Territorial Bat"

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