Perhaps the most interesting feature of this tiny bat is its roosting habits, as it roosts in a ‘tent’ it constructs from a leaf (3). The Honduran white bat primarily uses the leaves of Heliconia plant species, but may also use the leaves of Calathea and Ischnosiphon plants (7). To form its tent-like shelter from these wide, waxy leaves, the bat selects relatively low-hanging foliage and severs the leaf on either side of the midrib along most of its length. The two sides of the leaf droop down under their own weight, creating a waterproof shelter and providing protection from potential predators (3). Both male and female Honduran white bats are known to be able to create these tents (7) (8).
Like many other bats, the Honduran white bat is nocturnal, preferring to roost throughout the day in its tent, and venturing out at night to forage for fruit, on which it feeds exclusively (2). This bat typically roosts in groups of four to eight, although cases of single bats roosting in their own tents are not unusual (2) (9). The females produce only a single young at a time, coinciding with the rainy season of the Caribbean lowlands which extends from May through to August (2).