Whiskered bat

whiskered batThe 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.


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Photo of the whiskered bat

Picture by Mnolf, licensed under GFDL.

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 bat
A young / baby of a whiskered bat is called a 'pup'. A whiskered bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.
Some facts about the
Whiskered bat

Adult weight : 0.005 kg (0.011 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 24 years

Female maturity :365 days

Male maturity : 456 days

Litter size : 1

Interval between litters : 365 days

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

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