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Spotted Bat (Euderma maculatum)
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Spotted Bat (Euderma maculatum)

Spotted Bat (Euderma maculatum) are large, black bats with white spots on the back. The ears and belly are light. The head and body are almost 5-inches long, and the wingspan probably is about 14 inches. The ears are large (longer than 1 inch) and not joined across the forehead. The nose is simple.

Around Las Vegas, Spotted Bats are rarely caught, and so are thought to be uncommon.

Taxonomy: Order: Chiroptera, Family: Vespertilionidae

Spotted Bat (Euderma maculatum) Spotted bats occur throughout western North America (barely into Canada, south into central Mexico) in mountains to about 10,000 ft and also in low-elevation arid areas. Spotted bats catch larger flying insects (e.g., beetles, grasshoppers, and moths) on the wing and eat them while in flight.

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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