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Lasiurus intermedius

Order: Chiroptera

Suborder: Yangochiroptera

Family: Vespertilionidae

Call characteristics:

Low frequency caller (~20 kHz range)


1/2 - 3/4 oz

(14 - 21 g)

Body Length

4 1/2 - 5 in

(11.4 - 13 cm)

There are various sources for bat species range maps including IUCN, NatureServe, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ECOS, and the National Atlas of the United States

Northern Yellow Bat

Northern Yellow Bat

The northern yellow bat has yellow-orange to brownish fur with a furry upper tail membrane. They reside in coastal regions of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico and are associated with long-leaf pines, palm trees, and live oaks and are known to roost in Spanish Moss and foliage. This species does not migrate but does enter torpor on cool evenings. Its favorite foods include true bugs, flies, beetles, and ants. Mothers often give birth to triplets. It is unknown how old this species lives to be in the wild.

Information used to populate this page was obtained from the following sources:
NatureServe Explorer
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:
Taylor, M. 2019. Bats: an illustrated guide to all species. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books.

Conservation Status

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