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J.T.Layne

J.T.Layne

I am a biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation, my work primarily deals with North American bat biology.

Spring Hill, Kansas

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J.T.Layne Indiana bat/ evening bat
Indiana bat/ evening bat commented on by J.T.Layne Winchester, Kentucky, USA7 years ago

Before this bat is listed as a certain species, it would need to be confirmed. Indiana bats are very similar to Little Brown bats, and requires seeing the calcar. Listed here are various species that occur in Kentucky, and physical characteristics that can be used to narrow down to possibly genus: http://www.batcon.org/index.php/all-abou...
Good find by the way.

J.T.Layne Brown Myotis Bat
Brown Myotis Bat commented on by J.T.Layne Spencer, Massachusetts, USA7 years ago

The bat in this photo appears to have a broader nose than little browns. Juvenile big browns are able to fly at this time of year and will not have as long of fur as adults. Do you have any other images of this bat?

J.T.Layne Tri-colored Bat
Tri-colored Bat commented on by J.T.Layne Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA7 years ago

Since this bat is pictured rooting on the side of a structure, this is probably a Tri-colored bat (Perimyotis subflavus). Eastern Red Bats roost in tree foliage.

J.T.Layne Brown Myotis Bat
Brown Myotis Bat commented on by J.T.Layne Spencer, Massachusetts, USA7 years ago

Probably not Myotis, more likely Big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus)

J.T.Layne Indiana bat/ evening bat
Indiana bat/ evening bat commented on by J.T.Layne Winchester, Kentucky, USA7 years ago

Please describe what characteristics you used to identify the species. Size? Any idea of how it was killed?

J.T.Layne Bat
Bat commented on by J.T.Layne Alexandria, Virginia, USA8 years ago

I agree that they look more like swifts/swallows

J.T.Layne Little Brown Bat
Little Brown Bat commented on by J.T.Layne North Carolina, USA8 years ago

Good find, but looking at the broad nose I would say this is a Big Brown Bat, instead of a Little Brown Bat.

J.T.Layne Yellow-crested Blister Beetle
Yellow-crested Blister Beetle commented on by J.T.Layne Texas, USA8 years ago

Thank you

J.T.Layne Bat
Bat commented on by J.T.Layne Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA8 years ago

Vampire bats are not found in South Carolina, the farthest they get into the United States from Central America is southern Texas. This bat is probably a Big Brown Bat

J.T.Layne Eastern pipistrelle
Eastern pipistrelle commented on by J.T.Layne Dayton, Ohio, USA8 years ago

Nice photos!

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