Seminole bat

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

Lasiurus seminolus

Wingspan: 11–13 in.

Length: 1.8–2.7 in.

Weight: 0.28–0.53 oz

Color: Medium-sized bat with deep mahogany fur that is frosted at the tips, giving the bat a distinct reddish-maroon hue, unlike the reddish orange of eastern red bats.

Roosting behavior: Usually roosts alone and in Spanish moss.

Emerges from its daytime roost early in the evening and forages among or above the crowns of the trees, over watercourses, and around clearings.

Does not hibernate in the true sense; is active throughout the winter when weather permits.

Does not leave its daytime roost when the temperature is below 68 °F; whenever temperatures in the evening exceed 68 °F, they emerge and take wing.