Order : Chiroptera
Family : Phyllostomidae
Subfamily : Stenodermatinae
Species : Uroderma bilobatum
The Tent-maiking bat is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Namings for the tentmaking batA young / baby of a tentmaking bat is called a 'pup'. A tentmaking bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.
CountriesBelize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela
Facts about the tent-making bat
These "tent-making" bats are small fruit-eaters that chew across the large leaves to cause the sides to droop down in the form of a tent.
Unlike most bats, which make no nest or shelter of any sort, the tent-making bat is known to cut a row of small holes in a palm frond so the edges droop, forming a sort of tent under which the bat hangs.
HockingClick Here for Details8Common Tent-Making Bat (Uroderma bilobatum) Roosting in Tent The common tent-making bat is found from southern Mexico to Bolivia and southeastern Brazil. (Full text)
seems tent making bats are real www. (Full text)
Tent-making bats are amazing in that they can make their own protected perch. (Full text)
What is less excusable are errors of illustration: a white tent-making bat is shown perched on a leaf even though it should hang underneath. (Full text)
Honduran tent making bats are little white fuzzy ones, with cute little faces, they will chew a leafs spine & actually make a little tent for themselves. (Full text)More animals beginning with T