Evening bat

Evening bat (Copyright photo by Merlin D. Tuttle, Bat Conservation International, www.batcon.org)

Wingspan: 10–11 in.

Length: 3–4 in.

Weight: 0.18–0.49 oz

Color: Brown to black; ears and wings are black.

Other: Has a characteristic blunt tragus (part of the ear).

Roosting behavior: Females form maternity colonies and will share space with other bat species. Will roost in trees as well as buildings. Will occupy bat houses.

Human encounters: Found close to water. It often can be seen near streetlights.

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