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Painted or Butterfly Bat (Kerivoula picta), Vespertilionidae

1.57" x 2.32" Sticker.
A Painted Bat (Kerivoula picta) in flight. This is a rarely seen species that is widespread throughout much of Southeast Asia. In Thailand these bats roost in the dried tips of dying banana leaves, living in mated pairs, often with a single pup. Their color blends well with the leaves in which they roost, but the purpose for the striking, butterfly-like wing pattern is unknown. When disturbed into flying from roosts during the day, they exhibit a butterfly-like flight, hence their alternate name, Butterfly Bat. Average adult body length is about 4 cm, and weight is approximately 4.5 gms. These bats feed on small, flying insects. Flight

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