Animal Species:Northern Leaf-nosed Bat
Northern Leaf-nosed Bats fly slowly with a flutter, like a butterfly, but can change direction quickly as they hunt their prey.
Standard Common Name
Northern Leaf-nosed Bat
Northern Leaf-nosed Bats roost in caves and cracks in sandstone cliffs and in old mines. It is not known whether they roost together in colonies.
Feeding and Diet
Northern Leaf-nosed Bats eat moths, mosquitoes and flies. They fly slowly with a flutter, like a butterfly but can change direction quickly as they hunt their prey.
Northern Leaf-nosed Bats are vulnerable to disturbance from human visitors to cave roosts, destruction of caves by mining, and loss of feeding habitat by clearing and land degradation from agriculture.