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The red bat (Lasiurus borealis)

The red bat (Lasiurus borealis) is a species of bat found throughout much of North America, including parts of Canada and the United States. They are named for their bright red-orange fur, which can range in shade from a deep red to a lighter orange hue.


Red bats are medium-sized, with a wingspan of around 10-12 inches and a weight of 0.5-0.8 ounces. They have long, pointed ears and a triangular face.


Red 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.

Red 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.


Red 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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