Description: The fur of the
Seminole bat is a rich mahogany color. On some individuals the tips
of the fur are white, giving them a slightly frosted appearance. A patch
of white fur is often found on the shoulders and wrists. Seminole
bats are closely related to the eastern red bat and are very similar in
Florida roosting preferences:
Solitary. Commonly roosts in pine trees and Spanish moss.
Insectivorous. Feeds on moths, beetles, true bugs, flies, and other insects. Can be seen foraging for
insects around streetlights.
usually give birth to three or four pups, but may give birth to one or
two. The young are normally born in mid-May through mid-June.
Florida status: Common.
Florida range: Found
throughout the state, except the Florida Keys.
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