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Hardwicke's woolly bat

Kerivoula hardwickii


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.


Pitcher plant (Nepenthes hemsleyana) in Brunei, Borneo

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Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 2 years ago

well deserved SOTD

triggsturner 2 years ago

Great image and interesting info. Thanks for sharing this.

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 2 years ago

Nice capture, Merlin!

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 2 years ago

simply amazing!

LaurenZarate 2 years ago

Great shot! Congratulations on your Spotting of the Day!

AshleyT 2 years ago

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



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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