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Bat  Serotine Bat

Serotine Bat - Photo  Copyright 2002 Gary Bradley
Photo: G. Bradley

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Latin name: Eptesicus serotinus

Size: Wingspan approximately 35 to 45cms.

Distribution: Found throughout the UK. Fairly common in the south of England.

Months seen: April to October

Food: Beetles, moths, flies and midges.

Habitat: Roosts in old buildings

Echolocation Frequency: 25 - 30 kHz

Special features: Serotines are large bats with shaggy, but soft fur.

Click for a better viewSerotine bats have triangular shaped ears with a short, pointed tragus.

Serotine tail - click for a better view They have dark brown skin and a tail which extends about 5mms beyond the tail membrane.

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