Scientific Name
Lasiurus ega
Global Conservation Status (IUCN)
Least Concern

Data Sheet

Pronunciation: lay-zee-your-us ee-ga

Like other members of the genus Lasiurus, southern yellow bats are associated with trees which can provide them with daytime roosting sites. These bats feed on insects which they probably capture in flight.

Bats observed in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi were observed foraging at dusk. Nets stretched over ponds where bats came to drink did not catch any southern yellow bats until about two hours after darkness. The stomachs of captured bats were filled with insect remains.

The breeding season is in late winter.