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  RED BAT   

Lasiurus borealis

Length: head and body 3.4-4.5"; tail 1.75-2"
Weight: 0.25-0.5 oz.
Number of teeth: 32
Young: 2-5 born in May and June.

Usually found in trees, rarely found in caves or attics.

Insect-eater, or insectivore: moths, flying ants, leafhoppers, flies and beetles

Period of Activity
Nighttime (nocturnal).

Illinois: Statewide.
USA: See distribution map.

Red Bat Trivia
Red bats reside in Illinois during the spring-summmer-fall and migrate south during the winter when their food supply, insects, is not available. There are twelve species of bats found in Illinois and red bats are one of the more common species. Bats have poor eyes and rely on echolocation, or supersonic sounds, to locate objects.

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