The tri-colored bat, formerly known as the eastern pipistrelle, is the smallest bat in Maryland. It has distinct tri-colored fur that appears yellowish-brown and is dark brown at the base, pale in the middle and dark at the tip. It has black wing membranes. The tri-colored bat was once one of the most common and widespread bats until white-nose syndrome hit the eastern United States.
Moths, beetles, true bugs, mosquitoes, ants and other insects.
Only bat in Maryland with tri-colored fur.
Photo by: Dr. J. Scott Altenbach
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