Bat Week – Bats of Southern Nevada
Nevada is home to 23 species of bats, with some more commonly encountered than others. The Big Free-tailed Bat, Western Mastiff Bat and the Mexican Long-tongued Bat can all be found in southern Nevada.
- Big Free-tailed Bats eat a lot of insects, primarily moth species.
- Western Mastiff Bats are Nevada’s and North America’s largest bat species.
- Mexican Long-tongued Bats eat pollen and fruit juices and are responsible in part, to pollinating several cacti and agave species.