E. dabbenei tends to roost in the holes of trees and in buildings in neotropic areas. The areas of Columbia, Venezuela, Paraguay, and Argentina where they are found tend to be forested, but the full range of habitats available to E. dabbenei is poorly understood.
(Barquez et al. 1993; Novak 1999; Fioramonti 2001)
Habitat Regions: tropical
Terrestrial Biomes: forest ; rainforest ; scrub forest