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BATS Magazine

VOLUME 11, NO. 3 Fall 1993


The spotted bat (Euderma maculatum) is one of North America's most beautiful bats. Its long and silky white fur with large black spots, added to its pink ears and wings, make it distinctive. It is also one of the few bats that use echolocation frequencies audible to humans.

Found in a patchy distribution from southern British Columbia to northern Mexico, spotted bats are elusive and seldom seen. What biologists know of this bat indicates that it lives in crevices on cliffs and specializes on moths for its diet. Although it is a candidate for endangered status, its actual status and conservation needs remain unknown.

This is one of seven bats that you can "adopt" as part of BCI's Adopt-A-Bat campaign (see back cover).

Photo by Merlin D. Tuttle

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All articles in this issue:
Restoring Coach Cave
James Cave Receives New Gates for Bats
Bats and the Vanishing Rain Forests of Mexico
BCI and Educational Outreach in Latin America
Batting About Belize
Join Us for Another Trip into the Rain Forest
BCI's Student Research Program Grows
"Masters of the Night" Exhibit Opens
Look for "Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats" at these locations:
BCI Field Workshops Provide Training
1994 Field Study Workshops in Arizona
Halloween Bat Lecture at National Geographic Society

Unless otherwise noted, all images are copyright ©Merlin D. Tuttle and/or ©Bat Conservation International