Allen's Big-eared Bat
Allen's big-eared bat has long, dark brown fur with lighter tips and a black patch on each shoulder. This species has very long (1-1.5 in) ears! The species is often associated with pinyon pine, ponderosa pine, juniper, and oak and includes desert mountains in the southwestern US and Mexico. Maternity colonies have been observed in mines and dead trees. Allen's big-eared bats prefer to eat moths but also consume other flying insects. Mothers have one pup per year.
Information used to populate this page was obtained from the following sources:
United States Fish and Wildlife Service Environmental Conservation Online System
Bat Conservation International Bat Profiles
National Atlas of the United States. (2011). North American Bat Ranges, 1830-2008. National Atlas of the United States. Available at: http://purl.stanford.edu/pz329xp4277.
Taylor, M. 2019. Bats: an illustrated guide to all species. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books.