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FAMILY VESPERTILIONIDAE (VESPER BATS)

 

Identification

Tail fully enclosed in tail membrane

Plain nose and face

Tragus present

 

Food

Beetles, moths, mosquitoes, other insects

 

Roosts

Caves, mines, buildings, tree hollows, under loose bark, curled leaves, rock crevices

Number of species worldwide: 355 (Old and New World)

Number of species in Southern Africa: 29

 

 

Some vesper bats found in KZN:-

Banana bat Neoromicia nana
Yellow-bellied house bat Scotophilus dinganii
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Cape Serotine - Neoromicia capensis
Butterfly bat- Glauconycteris variegata
Rufous myotis - Myotis bocagii
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Wendy White
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