Morphological description Life history Distribution Habitat Roost sites and roosting patterns Emergence and flight pattern Foraging behaviour Echolocation calls Status and protection
Photos by Shiang-Fan Chen, Taiwan
·A large Myotis with forearm length 45-50 mm (Smith & Xie 2008).
·Distinctive rufous patches on wing membranes. Bright fur colour.
· Little known
Wide ranging in Indo-Malayan Region, from Afghanistan in the W to the Philippines and Indonesian islands in the east. Found in south and east China. Bats in Taiwan considered as belonging to the subspecies M.f. watasei.
·Found from sea level up to the Himalayan foothills (Smith & Xie 2008).
· Roosts in foliage. Hibernates in caves (Smith & Xie 2008).
· Little known.
· Not known.
·Considered RL-VU A1acd in China. Globally Least Concern, population trend unknown (IUCN 2008).