The hoary bat (Lasiurus
They are a bat species that registers on the larger size in comparison to other bat species. They reach sizes up to 6 inches long and a 16 to 17-inch wingspan. They are insectivores like most bats are, but their preferred prey items are moths. Hoary bats range in color from gray to brown with a yellow throat patch and white on the wrists and shoulders.
They mate in the fall before migration and give birth to their pups between May and July. Females are pregnant for a gestation period of around 56 days and usually give birth to 2 pups but can have litters as large as 4.
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