The Whiskered bat (Myotis mystacinus) lives mostly in central Europe and is small, has a pointy face and short pointed ears and has shaggy fur. It is darker than the Brandt's bat, which looks very similair and could easily be confused with. They can become 4 to 8 grams in weight and reach 24 years of age, but the average is 4 years old. Their diet consists of gnats, mayfly, moths, flies and mosquitoes.
The Whiskered 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 whiskered batA young / baby of a whiskered bat is called a 'pup'. A whiskered bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.
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