Miniopterus australis

Miniopterus australis

(Little Bentwing Bat)

FAMILY

Vespertilionidae

Species

Miniopterus australis

Common name

Little Bentwing Bat

Main colour; forearm

Dark brown; forearm 3.6-4.2 cm

Mature weight

5-9 g

Location

Townsville

Description

This little insectivorous bat is found in many different habitats where it roots in caves. It eats mostly moths. The fur on the back is chocolate brown, lighter on the belly. The head is domed with a short muzzle and short rounded ears.