Interspecific aggression by a rabid Eastern Red Bat (Lasiurus borealis
This previous record briefly describes the occurrence of three attacks on red bats (Lasiurus borealis
) by birds in Indiana during the summer of 1963.
The eastern red bat, for example, is often listed under two scientific names, Lasiurus borealis
and Nycteris borealis.
In a recent museum study of pelage color in red bats (Lasiurus borealis
), a curious discovery was made, where older specimens tended to have redder shades of pelage than did newer specimens , which is the opposite patter one would expect if specimens simply faded over time.
We captured and released a red bat, Lasiurus borealis
, and an eastern pipistrelle, Perimyotis subflavus, by mist-netting along a wooded stream at trapping area 7 (Map 1).
cinereus), eastern red bat (Lasiurus borealis
), western red bat
.--A specimen (ACUNHC 1512) was found 9.3 km northeast of Clyde in Callahan Co, and ACUNHC 1534 was found 19.63 km northeast of Abilene in Shackelford County.
Capture heights and times of Lasiurus borealis
(Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in southeastern Oklahoma.
Regressions of bat activity measures with habitat structure metrics suggest that either canopy cover or area of open water were influential predictors of relative activity for Little brown and Red bats (Lasiurus borealis
Muller) or presence of the remaining four species.
Otherwise, the largest species of Molossidae, Eumops perotis (Schinz, 1821) (56 g), ingests insects with only 8 mm, while Lasiurus borealis
(Muller, 1776) (11 g) captured 10 to 16 mm prey (Ross, 1967), suggesting that prey size was not directly related to bat biomass.
Six species of bats (n = 272) were caught at Ravenna Training and Logistics Site during summer 2004: 122 big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus), 100 little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus), 26 red bats (Lasiurus borealis
), 19 northern myotis (Myotis septentrionalis), three hoary bats (Lasiurus cinereus), and two eastern pipistrelles (Pipistrellus subflavus).
Tadarida brasiliensis was the most common species submitted for testing, followed by Lasiurus borealis
. Rare submissions include Mormoops megalophylla, Myotis austroriparius, M.