Scotorepens balstoni Click to enlarge image
Inland Broad-nosed bat, Scotorepens balstoni Image: R & A Williams
© Australian Museum

Fast Facts

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

Introduction

Inland Broad-nosed Bats mate before winter and females give birth to one or two babies in summer. When the babies are five weeks old they can fly and hunt on their own.

Habitat

Inland Broad-nosed Bats roost in hollows of old trees and, occasionally, in buildings where they share roosts with large colonies of Little Mastiff Bats.

Distribution



Feeding and diet

Inland Broad-nosed Bats eat flying insects, including mosquitoes. They fly over water to catch their prey in flight.

Conservation status

Inland Broad-nosed Bats are vulnerable to loss of roost sites in tree hollows and loss of feeding grounds by forestry activities, clearing for agriculture and housing.