Evening bats are migratory bats one of Ohio's 13 bat species that can be found in most midwestern and eastern United States.
Nycticeius humeralis, Evening bat is a small, dark brown bat with black wings and ears.Their fur is dark brown and grayish brown at the tips weighing between 7-15g. Their appearance is similar to the big brown bat but snaller.
Evening bats are insectivorous, commonly feeding on flies, beetles, flying ants, stink bugs, moths and leefhoppers. Echolation is used to find food, since bats have poor eyesight. Foraging occurs in the early evening and just before dawn along edges of forests, over waterways and clearings.
Evening bats will mate with multiple bats from fall to winter. These females will store their sperm over winter until spring, this is when fertilization will occur. Evening bats commonly give birth to two pups, but can have birth between 1-3 pups. In this breed pups may be nursed by unrelated female bats and will be able to fly within 6 weeks and are completely weaned within 9 weeks.
Evening bats are forest dwelling bats that roost in tree crevices, loose bark, hollow trees and buildings. They have a home range of over just a mile.
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