Fast Facts

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

Introduction

Large-eared Pied Bats were discovered in the 1960s. Little is known about them.

Habitat

Large-eared Pied Bats roost in caves, mines and unused bird nests.

Distribution

Seasonality

Large-eared Pied Bats roost together in small groups during spring and summer and hibernate in colder months.

Feeding and diet

Large-eared Pied Bats are thought to feed on small flying insects.

Conversation status

Large-eared Pied Bats are vulnerable to disturbance from human visitors to cave roosts, destruction of caves by mining, and loss of feeding habitat by clearing for agriculture and housing estates.