Silver-haired Bat Lasionycteris noctivagans (Le Conte, 1831)G3G4 (Globally vulnerable)  -  Status Uncertain    Synonyms: LASNOC.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Mammalia   >   Order Chiroptera   >   Family Vespertilionidae   >   Genus Lasionycteris   

Status:

One of our tree bat species. Not typically found in Maryland in summer. Usually migrates south for winter, but some may linger late into the season, entering torpor during cold weather. According to Maryland DNR, overwintering Silver-haired Bats may spend the winter "under loose bark, in rock crevices, in clumps of leaves, in woodpecker holes, in bird nests, sometimes open sheds, garages or outbuildings."

Description:

Calls are very similar to Big Brown Bat and should be reviewed by an expert to verify ID.

Relationships:

Insectivorous.

There are 15 records in the project database.

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A Silver-haired Bat rescued by the Lights Out Baltimore team in Baltimore City, Maryland (10/27/2016). Rehabilitated and released by the Phoenix Wildlife Center. Photo by Aaron Heinsman. (MBP list)

Silver-haired Bat in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/4/2020). (c) scottyastro, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Silver-haired Bat in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/4/2020). (c) scottyastro, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A SIlver-haired bat in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/25/2013). Photo by Matt Tillett. (MBP list)

A Silver-haired Bat found and rescued in Baltimore City, Maryland (12/28/2017). Thanks to Lights Out Baltimore and Pheonix Wildlife Center! Photo by Lindsay Jacks. (MBP list)

A Silver-haired Bat near Melrose, New Mexico (4/15/2011). Photo by James N. Stuart. (MBP list)


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