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Lesser Long-eared Bat

Babitj are voracious predators of insects and are worth millions of dollars in pest control each year! The Lesser Long-eared Bat (Nyctophilus geoffroyi) is the most common bat found in urban environments.

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Noongar Names: Babitj (Bat in general)

Scientific Name: Nyctophilus geoffroyi

Conservation Status: Common

Threats: Habitat loss

Will they visit?: Lesser Long-eared Bats have adapted well to urban areas and will visit a home gardens.

Natural Distribution: Widespread throughout the South West and the Perth region.

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Large trees with hollows or constructed bat boxes

Diet: Insects and other invertebrates

Water: Not needed

ReWild Benefit: Control mosquito and pest populations

ReWild Benefits

Micro-bats are voracious predators of insects and control pests (such as annoying midgies and mozzies), benefiting our neighbourhoods as we work to drive a healthy environment for our community. If you see a bat foraging in your garden, you can record your sighting on Atlas of Living Australia!

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