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:
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.