Lasiurus borealis


This bat species is about 6 inches long. Males have red hair; females have chestnut hair with white frosting on the tips of their hair. They are insectevores, but feed mostly on beetles.

This bat (in images A,B,and C) was caught, photographed and identified on the 24th of September 2012 on the Fontenelle Forest Floodplain - where the stream crosses the road - by Professors James Wilson and Jeremy Wright of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The bat in images D,E, and F was photographed by Tony Parker from the upland boardwalk in Fontenelle Forest on the 11th of MAy 2013. This species is found east of the Rockies. Most migrate during winter, but some have been known to overwinter.

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