Tent-making bat (Uroderma bilobatum)
- A forest dwelling species, the tent-making bat is found from Mexico south to Bolivia and Brazil.
- The tent-making bat gets its name from an unusual behaviour, modifying leaves by biting and chewing to form tent-like structures in which to roost.
- The tent-making bat typically roosts in groups of between 2 and 10 individuals, although colonies of up to 60 have been known.
- Mainly eating insects, the tent-making bat has also been known to feed on flowers and nectar.
Classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).
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IUCN Red List (September, 2010)