Bat.gif (1947 bytes)Bats

1. Bats belong to the order Chiroptera.  Chiroptera means __________________.

Name the 2 sub-groups that bats are divided into

    2. ____________________         3. ____________________

4. There are ___________ species of bats.        

5. There are _______ species of bats in the United States and Canada.

6. The flying fox can have a wingspan of ________ feet.

7. Bats can "see" everything but ______________.

Name TWO reasons in the article why bats migrate.

    8. _______________________         9. ______________________

10. If a bat does not migrate it may be forced to _________________.

11. Name a suitable place for a bat to hibernate. __________________

12.Hibernation can last up to ____ months.

13. Bats survive on ____________________ when hibernating.

14. Mating season is in what season?       Spring        Summer         Fall         Winter

15.  How soon do young bats learn to fly?          1 week         2 weeks         3 weeks    4 weeks

16. What do most bats eat?         Fruit         Insects         Nectar         Blood

Name FOUR vertebrates carnivorous bats will eat.

    17. __________    18. __________    19. __________    20. __________

21. Why don't you have to be afraid of vampire bats? __________________________

22. Where do vampire bats live? __________________________

 

23. Most bats in the united Staes and Canada eat _________________.

Name two insect species eaten by bats.       

    24. ____________________          25. ____________________

26. In one night, 20 million bats in Texas can eat ________ tons of insects.

***BONUS*** How many ponds is that? ___________

Name TWO ways plants attract bats.

    27. ____________________          28. ____________________


29-37. Label the external view of the bat.

 

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Toes         Fingers         Arm         Fur         Thumb         Ey

Ear         Nose             Wing Membrane        Tail Membrane

           

 

 

 

 

Identify each fact as belonging to:

    CLB: California Leaf-nosed Bat        
    PB: Pallid Bat       
    RB: Red Bat       
    SB: Spotted Bat

_______ 29. Snow white and jet black in color.

_______ 30. Only US bat to have large ears and a nose leaf

_______ 31. Often gives birth to twins.

_______ 32. Migrates long distances along the Atlantic seaboard.

_______ 33. These bats do not hibernate or migrate.

_______ 34. These bats roost intrees and look like dead leaves.

_______ 35. May eat scorpions.

_______ 37. Catches moths high above the ground.

_______ 38. Can be found in desert scrub habitats.

_______ 39. The largest bat found in the United States.

_______ 40. Roosts in rock crevices, buildings, and bridges.

_______ 41. Roosts high up in cliff-face crevices.

_______ 42. One of the most acrobatic fliers.

_______ 43. Has the largest ears of any bat found in the United States.

_______ 44. Scientific name is Euderma maculatum

_______ 45. Scientific name is Macrotus californicus

_______ 46. Scientific name is Lasiurus borealis

_______ 47. Scientific name is Antrozous pallidus