Friday, February 27, 2009

Ectophylla Alba

Ectophylla Alba.....? Ever wonder what that means, well it's a scientific name for the Honduran White Bat. It has snow white fur and a yellow nose and ears. The bat is so tiny because it's only 37-47 mm long.
The Honduran white bat cuts the side veins extending out from the midrib of the large leave causing them to fold down to form a 'tent'. They cling to the roof of this tent in small colonies of up to half a dozen individuals, consisting of one male and a few of females. The tent protects them from rain and predators.

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