Southern Forest Bat,  Vespadelus regulus Click to enlarge image
Southern Forest Bats roost in hollows in old trees and under the bark of trees. They roost together in small groups and often share their roosts with Lesser Long-eared Bats. Image: Michael Pennay
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Fast Facts

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

Southern Forest Bats hibernate during winter and females give birth to one baby in early summer.

Habitat

Southern Forest Bats roost in hollows in old trees and under the bark of trees. They roost together in small groups and often share their roosts with Lesser Long-eared Bats.

Distribution



Seasonality

Southern Forest Bats hibernate during winter.

Feeding and diet

Southern Forest Bats feed on insects.

Life history cycle

Female Southern Forest Bats give birth to one baby in early summer after forming maternity colonies in spring.

Conservation status

Southern 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.