Vesper Bats (Vespertilionidae)

Members of the vesper bat family are frequently called evening bats because they are most active in the evening. They’re also sometimes referred to as common bats. With more than 400 different microbat members, it’s the largest bat family. Its members include bats from all over the world. The 400 species that make up the vesper family include 48 different genera as well as six different subfamilies. In the mammal kingdom, there’s just one family that contains even more species than the vesper bat and that’s the muridae family which features more than 1,000 rat and mice species.

 The sub-families contained within the vesper bat family include:

Members of the vesper bat family include:

Hitting the night skies as the sun sets is just one of the things members of the vesper bat family have in common. When you look at a few different members, you’ll notice they look alike. As a rule, they have long, graceful looking wings, tiny eyes, well-formed mouse shaped ears, and visible tails. This family’s preferred diet is bugs though some prefer a fish-rich diet.

Most members of the vesper family are very social and live in large colonies and hibernate in the winter.

 

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