Evening Bat

(Nycticeius humeralis)

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STATUS: Native, “Least Concern,” Endangered in Indiana

DESCRIPTION: It weighs 7-15 gramsand has hair that is light gray at the top and dark brown at the base. They are known for wide muzzles and pronounced facial glands.

DIET: Mostly beetles, especially the spotted cucumber beetle.

HABITAT: They forage in pine forests, riparian zones, and open fields. They roost under bark, in tree cavities, and in buildings.

NOTES: Few individuals live past 4 years. They can live up to 6 years old.

Photo Credit: tpwd.texas.gov