Serotine

Eptesicus_serotinus

Name: Serotine
Latin Name: Eptesicus serotinus
Hebrew name: אפלול מצוי, aflul matzuy
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Vespertilionidae
Distribution: A Serotine was found in a cave near Bet Shemesh in the 1990s and in 2000. All other observations are from the fringes of the Hula Valley, from Mt. Hermon and from one cave in the Upper Galilee. The colony in Nahal Ammud disappeared during the 1960s.
Habitat: Inhabits deep caves.
Notes: The population in Israel is very small. The only known colony has less than 200 bats. The species is distributed over an estimated 1000 km2.