tricolored bat is Florida's smallest bat species. Its fur
varies in color from silvery-gray to grayish-yellow to light brown.
The pinkish color of the skin on its forearms contrast sharply with the dark,
nearly black, color of the wing membranes. The ears are relatively
Florida roosting preferences:
Colonial/Solitary. Usually roosts singly or in small groups.
Roost habitat includes caves, tree foliage, tree cavities, rock crevices,
Spanish moss, and occasionally buildings.
Insectivorous. Feeds on small moths, flies, mosquitoes, leafhoppers,
flying ants, and small beetles.
usually give birth to two pups during May or June.
Florida status: Uncommon.
Although not considered abundant, they are found throughout Florida, except the Florida Keys.
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