Lesser Long-nosed Bat
The lesser long-nosed bat has brown to gray fur and an unusual split in its tail membrane. Inhabiting desert areas, this species forms large aggregations in cave or mine roosts. Lesser long-nosed bats may migrate over 1,000 miles between their winter and summer ranges! A nectivore, the species is a frequent pollinator of agave and columnar cacti and may opportunistically feed at hummingbird feeders. Mothers give birth to one pup a year. This bat can survive to over 20 years in age in the wild.
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.