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Photo credit: Kathleen Smith, Florida FWCC

Lasiurus seminolus

Order: Chiroptera

Suborder: Yangochiroptera

Family: Vespertilionidae

Call characteristics:

High frequency caller (30-35 kHz range)


1/4 - 1/2 oz

(7 - 14 g)

Body Length

3 1/2 - 4 3/4 in

(8.9 - 12 cm)

There are various sources for bat species range maps including IUCN, NatureServe, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ECOS, and the National Atlas of the United States

Seminole Bat

Seminole Bat

The seminole bat has red-brown fur with frosted tips and white patches on its shoulders. This species often roosts in pine trees and spanish moss. They range throughout the southeastern US and are active year-round when temperatures are warm enough. Seminole bats feed on leafhoppers, flies, beetles, and ants. Mothers usually have to 3-4 pups at a time. The lifespan of this species is unknown.

Information used to populate this page was obtained from the following sources:
NatureServe Explorer
United States Fish and Wildlife Service Environmental Conservation Online System
Bat Conservation International Bat Profiles
National Atlas of the United States. (2011). North American Bat Ranges, 1830-2008. National Atlas of the United States. Available at:
Taylor, M. 2019. Bats: an illustrated guide to all species. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books.

Conservation Status

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