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Lophostoma evotis

Davis's Round-eared Bat

Order: Chiroptera
Family: Phyllostomidae


Conservation Status: Least Concern.

Davis's Round-eared Bats have been found in mature and secondary lowland forests. They eat insects, especially beetles and katydids, gleaning them from surfaces rather than catching them in flight. Like other gleaning bats, they fly relatively slowly through the forest understory, probably using their keen sense of hearing to locate moving insects. One was found roosting in a building; a group of five roosted together in an abandoned termite nest about 10 feet above the ground. Much remains to be learned about this species.

Range: Head and Body: 49-70 mm; Tail: 11-18 mm

Range: 14-23 g


Davis, W. B., and D. C. Carter. 1978. Occasional Papers, The Museum, Texas Tech University, 53:8.


Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Lophostoma evotis