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Velvety Free-tailed Bat (Molossus molossus)

Velvety Free-Tailed Bat

Image from page 554 of "Bulletin of the U.S. Department of Agriculture" (1913-1923.)

M. molossus is It has a wingspan of 11 inches (270 cm), it is a medium-sized bat. The color of its thick fur varies from dark brown to dark gray. The tail of M. molossus is long and extends beyond the tail membrane. Its ears are not fully separated from each other.  It is common in South to Central America and the Caribbean. In Florida, it is o only found in the Keys. 

Preferred Roosting: They roost in groups and are commonly found in man-made structures

Diet: Insectivorous - they consume beetles, flies, ants, and moths.