Lesser long-eared bat

Lesser long-eared bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Vespertilionidae
Subfamily : Vespertilioninae
Species : Nyctophilus geoffroyi


The Lesser long-eared 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 lesser longeared bat
A young / baby of a lesser longeared bat is called a 'pup'. A lesser longeared bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.

Facts about the lesser long-eared bat

This Lesser Long-eared Bat is resting on a tree trunk. (Full text)

The lesser long-eared bat is quite urbanised and is often found in the roofs or walls of houses and sheds. (Full text)

For example, the Lesser Long-eared Bat is not considered of conservation concern.

Comments:The lesser long eared bat is a small nocturnal mammal.

The Lesser Long-eared Bat is believed to have only echolocation system and hunts and hunts very near to and sometimes directly on the ground.

Lesser Long-eared Bats are small bats that roost in caves, roofs, hollow walls, tree hollows and under bark all over Australia, except north-eastern Queensland. (Full text)

As in all insectivorous bat species, Lesser Long-eared Bats are highly susceptible to insecticides both directly and indirectly (on their food source).

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