Catching Prey - Merlin Tuttle

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The Common or Egyptian slit-faced bat (Nycteris thebaica) is one of several South African bat species that appears to prey heavily on green stink bugs (Nezara viridula), one of the country's most costly pests of macadamia nut orchards. This stink bug is being eaten in flight. Catching Prey

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