Hoary Bat Lasiurus cinereus (Beauvois, 1796)G3G4 (Globally vulnerable)  -  S3S4    Synonyms: LASCIN.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Mammalia   >   Order Chiroptera   >   Family Vespertilionidae   >   Genus Lasiurus   


The largest bat species in Maryland is one of our tree bat species. In summer they are solitary and often roost in coniferous trees near clearings. They typically migrate south for winter and hibernate in coniferous trees.


Insectivorous. Roosts and hibernates in coniferous trees.

There are 10 records in the project database.

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Closeup of the head of a Hoary Bat in Dona Ana Co., New Mexico (10/1/2011). Photo by James N. Stuart. (MBP list)

Hoary Bat in Wicomico Co., Maryland (1/14/2021). (c) wees, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by wees via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Hoary Bat roosting beside a tree in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/13/2022). (c) kwixted0, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Kerry Wixted. (MBP list)

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