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Most Common Bats
in Orange County
Swift and erratic.
primarily over water surfaces to feed on aquatic emergent
insects (caddisflies, flies, midges, small moths, and small
activity is during the first two hours after
sunset in spring and summer.
In natural and artificial structures: cliffs, caves, mines,
trees, bridges, buildings.
Occurs w. North America in variety of habitats,
especially near permanent water.
& rapid; wings long & narrow.
high elevations for variety of agricultural pests (primarily
moths) at over 25 mph. Often flies more than 30 miles
from roost to foraging area.
shortly after dusk and returns to day roost before
natural and artificial structures: caves, mines, rock crevices,
bridges, buildings, and bat houses.
in dry, lower-elevation habitats, but also in a variety of
straight, and steady.
a few kilometers of its day roost, feeding on heavy-bodied
flying insects (beetles) but also eats mosquitoes, moths,
before darkness and is active, with periodic breaks, until
In natural and artificial structures: buildings, bridges
(night roosts) and sycamore cavities, but also in caves
from Alaska to nor. South America in wide variety of habitats