IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Description

"Conspicuous and distinctive, with three highly visible white spots on its black back, and large-than-life ears for its body size, the spotted bat would doubtless be the object of more human attention if it flew during the day. As it is, these bats are caught only rarely, and few of their roosts have been found. They inhabit coniferous forests and lowland deserts, from sea level to 3,000 m, and prey on a variety of moths and other insects. They feed on the wing, using echolocation calls that humans can hear (most bats' calls are beyond the range of human hearing)."

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Source: Smithsonian's North American Mammals

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