The Spotted Bat (Euderma maculatum) is a unique and spectacular looking animal and is the only bat in Canada with a readily audible echolocation call. In Canada, it is restricted to arid, low elevation valleys in the dry interior of southern and south central British Columbia. Euderma maculatum has a narrow, specialist diet consisting mainly of small moths. In addition, E. maculatum has very specialized roost requirements, namely, high, steep cliffs containing rocky outcrops and crevices that offer suitable thermal regimes. Proximity to suitable feeding areas (riparian areas, marshes, fields, dry grasslands, and open forest) and a source of water are also important. Nothing is known about the winter biology of this species. E. maculatum is a Blue-listed species (a sensitive or vulnerable species) in British Columbia, and is designated as Vulnerable by COSEWIC (Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada). Based on its rarity and limited discontinuous distribution throughout its range, and on its
Garcia, P.F.J., Rasheed, S.A.; Holroyd, S.L.. 1995. Status of the Spotted Bat in British Columbia. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Species Status Report. WR75
Topic: Species Status
Keywords: spotted bat, euderma maculatum, species, status, report, management, spectacular
Scientific Name: Euderma maculatum
English Name: Spotted Bat
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