Fast Facts

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

Introduction

Little Pied Bats have been found roosting in places where the temperature reaches more than 40 degrees Celsius. They must roost in places near water.

Habitat

Little Pied Bats roost in dry caves, mines and disused houses and possibly tree hollows. They roost together in small groups of 20 to 40 bats.

Distribution

Feeding and diet

Little Pied Bats feed on insects, but exact diet is not known.

Economic impacts

Little Pied 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.