Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    pumilus
    Genus
    Vespadelus
    Family
    Vespertilionidae
    Order
    Chiroptera
    Subclass
    Eutheria
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia

Introduction

Although a small bat, The Eastern Forest Bat prefers hollows in the largest old trees for nursery colonies. Not much is known about this bat.

Habitat

Eastern Forest Bats roost in hollows of old eucalypts; some individuals roost under loose bark.

Distribution

Feeding and diet

Eastern Forest Bats eat small moths, flies and mosquitoes.

Economic impacts

Eastern Forest Bats are vulnerable to loss of roost sites in tree hollows and loss of feeding grounds by forestry activities, clearing for agriculture and housing.