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Greater Mastiff Bats (Eumops perotis)

Posted on Feb 21, 2015

Greater Mastiff Bats (Eumops perotis)

Our crew caught a few Greater Mastiff Bats (Eumops perotis) while in Panama at the Cocobolo Nature Reserve. This is the largest North American species of bat, but it is in the mid-size range in Central America. They are primarily insect foragers, with a particular sweet tooth for moths. They need a lot of space to be able to take off and can even be found foraging on the ground. Photographed by RTPI Affiliate Sean Graesser for the Meet Your Neighbours global biodiversity project in Panama while on assignment for the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History.

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