The bats in Arizona

A Mexican long-tongue bat, is a common Arizona bat

Bats play an important role and in Arizona the most common are the variety of small brown bats.

Before I name them to you, I wanted you to know just how important they are to some plants. See, bats help pollinate their flowers and spread the seeds, while others eat a lot of insects. This helps our great farmers in the fact that with these bats eating the insects, the less they need to spray our vegetable with pesticides! And that saves farmers money.

Ok, so here is the list of bats we have here in Arizona, with the Mexican long-tongue being at the top. Next up is the Leptonycteris Curasoae, the Lesser long-nosed bat

Lesser long nosed bat

The Occult little brown bat- Myotosis Lucifigus occultus

Ghost-faced bat-Mormoops Meglophylla

Wow, check out those fangs!

Yuma Myotis , these bats like to hang out above slow moving water, and roost in caves, rock crevices, and up in hollow trees, the male and females start having sex at age 1 and the females have sex with several males.

Yuma myotis

Now, these are the most common bats, that we just went over here in Arizona. I just want to clarify some of the myths people think about bats ok, first bats are not rodents, they are not blind, and no they don’t all have rabies!And even though there is only a small number of animals, that do have rabies, unfortunately bats are the number one carrier here in The AZ! And bats do not like people, and just love to be left alone.

Here are more bats to add to the list. The Pallid, and the big brown bat

These bats are known to fly up to 40 mph with a wing span of 12-16 inches!

Western small footed bat

The Western Mastiff

Wow! Just wow!

The Arizona Myotis

Also the Spotted bat

These bats live along cliffs in the Grand Canyon, Hay fields, desert, Riperian and marshes in Arizona

Well, I hope you liked this article and maybe learned something new today about bats! Remember to subscribe to this website and have a great evening!!!!


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