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The hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus)

The hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus) is a large species of bat found throughout much of North and Central America. They are named for their frosty-colored fur, which ranges from silver to brown and gives them a "hoary" appearance.


Hoary bats have a wingspan of around 13-15 inches and a weight of 0.7-1.5 ounces. They have long, pointed ears and a broad, triangular faces


Hoary bats are insectivorous and feed on a variety of insects such as moths, beetles, and mosquitoes. They are strong fliers and use echolocation to navigate and hunt for prey.

Hoary bats are solitary animals and do not form large colonies like some other bat species. They are often found roosting in trees or bushes and are known to migrate long distances in search of food and suitable roosting sites.


Hoary bats are important to the ecosystem as they help to control pest populations and play a role in pollination. However, they, like many other bat species, are facing threats such as habitat loss and disease. It is important to protect and conserve these vital animals for the health of our ecosystems.

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