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Noun1.Microchiroptera - most of the bats in the worldMicrochiroptera - most of the bats in the world; all bats except fruit bats insectivorous bats
animal order - the order of animals
Chiroptera, order Chiroptera - an old order dating to early Eocene: bats: suborder Megachiroptera (fruit bats); suborder Microchiroptera (insectivorous bats)
carnivorous bat, microbat - typically having large ears and feeding primarily on insects; worldwide in distribution
family Rhinolophidae, Rhinolophidae - Old World leaf-nosed bats
family Hipposideridae, Hipposideridae - Old World leafnose bats
family Megadermatidae, Megadermatidae - Old World false vampire bats
family Vespertilionidae, Vespertilionidae - the majority of common bats of temperate regions of the world
family Molossidae, Molossidae - mastiff bats; freetail bats
Desmodontidae, family Desmodontidae - true vampire bats
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The efficacy of Anabat ultrasonic detectors and harp traps for surveying microchiropterans in south-eastern Australia.
Microchiropterans show a great diversity in food habits, with frugivorous, insectivorous, piscivorous, pollinivorous, nectarivorous, carnivorous, omnivorous and hematophagous species (Nowak, 1994).
Few microchiropterans were caught in May, but catch rates improved in October after adjustment of trapping hours and the gauge of mist nets used.