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Silver-haired Bat

>>>Silver-haired Bat

Silver-haired Bat

Lasionycteris noctivagans  This bat is recognizable by its white-tipped hairs and short round ears with blunt ear tragus. It is often solitary in behavior, roosting in snags and live trees and hibernating under tree bark or in wood piles. Habitat is primarily riparian areas, forests, and forest edges. Small maternity groups may roost in snags that protrude above the tree canopy allowing extensive sun exposure. Food includes moths, beetles, and various flies. Photo credit. Larisa Bishop-Borps