Tricolored Bat (Eastern Pipistrelle)

Photo of a tricolored bat hanging from a cave ceiling.

Tricolored bats, formerly called eastern pipistrelles, can be found hibernating singly in most caves in Missouri. In our state, most tricolored bats hibernate in winter in the most humid and warm parts. In summer, they roost in trees, in crannies about cliffs or buildings, in barns or sometimes in high domes of caves. Do not disturb roosting bats, and do not handle them.

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