Northern yellow bat
|Northern yellow bat|
(H. Allen, 1862)
|Distribution of the Northern Yellow bat (2009)|
The northern yellow bat (Dasypterus intermedius) is a type of bat in the family Vespertilionidae. It is usually awake throughout the year except during extremely cold winter weather. When it is extremely cold they will induce torpor.
Description[change | change source]
Distribution and Habitat[change | change source]
It is mainly found along the coastal regions of the southeastern United States and eastern Texas, Cuba, Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. It has been seen in Virginia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
It usually lives in wooded areas near permanent bodies of water or coastal habitats with Spanish moss or palm trees. They roost within the Spanish moss itself or under the dead hanging fronds of palm trees.
Feeding[change | change source]
Reproduction[change | change source]
The Northern yellow bat mates in autumn and sometimes in winter. They give birth in late May or early June. They usually give birth to two pups. The baby northern yellow bats start flying between June and August.
References[change | change source]
- Miller, B. & Rodriguez, B. (2008). "Lasiurus intermedius". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008. Retrieved 7 February 2010.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)old-form url
- "Dasypterus intermedius". Archived from the original on 2014-03-08.
- "Bats of the United States and Canada. By Michael J. Harvey, J. Scott Altenbach, and Troy L. Best. Baltimore (Maryland): Johns Hopkins University Press. $24.95 (paper). xiv + 202 p.; ill.; index. ISBN 978-1-4214-0191-1. 2011". The Quarterly Review of Biology. 87 (2): 171–171. 2012. doi:10.1086/665496. ISSN 0033-5770.