Family: Vesper (Vespertilionidae)Also known as the Eastern Pipistrelle
•Length: 2.9-3.5 inches
•Wingspan: 8.1-10.1 inches
•Color: Mostly yellowish brown, darker on the back. The back hairs are tricolored: gray at the base, then a band of yellowish brown, and dark brown at the tip.
This bat lives in caves, rock crevices, buildings, and woods near open water. During the winter, it hibernates in caves from September to May. They are found in Pennsylvania.
Tri-Colored Bats eat insects like flies and grain moths.
OtherEditThe Tri-Colored Bat breeds in November, and young-usually two per litter-are born in June or July. The average life span is 10 to 15 years.
Tri-Colored Bats is one of the species affected by White Nose Syndrome.