Townsend’s Big-eared Bat

Plecotus townsendii

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  • Townsend’s Big-eared Bat |  Photo: Ann Froschauer, USFWS
  • Townsend’s Big-eared Bat |  Photo: Ann Froschauer, USFWS
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Basic Information

Order

Chiroptera

Family

Vespertilionidae

Size

Townsend's Big-eared Bats can have a wingspan of 11 inches in length.

Lifespan

up to 16 years in the wild

Weight

Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Plecotus townsendii) facts, habitat, diet, range, bat pictures and more to help you learn to identify the flying mammal.

Diet

Insectivore

Breeding

1 pup per female.

Range

Western United States, Texas, Midwest

Danger

Be careful. Bats often carry rabies. If bitten by a bat seek professional medical attention immediately.

What does the Townsend’s Big-eared Bat look like?

Townsend's Big-eared Bats are medium-sized bats. They has very long, flexible ears and small lumps on each side of the snout. Its back is a dark brown, its sides are more of a wood-brown and its underbelly is a light brown.

Townsend’s Big-eared Bat Habitat

Caves

Townsend’s Big-eared Bat Facts

Owls, snake and domestic cats are the bats primary predators. While bats often get a bad rap, their benefits are often overlooked. Bats are predators of several destructive moths.

Townsend’s Big-eared Bat Distribution



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