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Hardwicke's woolly bat

Kerivoula hardwickii

Description:

A Hardwicke's woolly bat (Kerivoula hardwickii) approaching a pitcher plant (Nepenthes hemsleyana) in Borneo. This tiny 4-gram bat will enter and roost in the pitcher. The plant has evolved special adaptations to encourage bat use, and in exchange it feeds on nitrogen from the bat's droppings instead of capturing insects or other animals like most pitcher plant species.

Habitat:

Pitcher plant (Nepenthes hemsleyana) in Brunei, Borneo


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8 Comments

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 2 years ago

well deserved SOTD

triggsturner
triggsturner 2 years ago

Great image and interesting info. Thanks for sharing this.

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 2 years ago

Nice capture, Merlin!

Hema
Hema 2 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah ,Merlin! We are honored to have you here.Please let us know how we can enhance your experience here.

Hema
Hema 2 years ago

simply amazing!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 2 years ago

Great shot! Congratulations on your Spotting of the Day!

AshleyT
AshleyT 2 years ago

Congrats Merlin Tuttle, this amazing spotting has been chosen as Spotting of the Day!

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LisaPowers
LisaPowers 2 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah. What an amazing photo and species of bat! <3

Brunei Darussalam

Lat: 4.52, Long: 114.66

Spotted on Aug 5, 2014
Submitted on Jul 5, 2016

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