Vesper bats (family Vespertilionidae), also known as evening bats or common bats, are the largest and best-known family of bats. They belong to the suborder Microchiroptera (microbats). Over 300 species are distributed all over the world, on every continent except Antarctica. It owes its name to the Latin word vespertilio (“bat”), from vesper, meaning “evening”.
They rely mainly on echolocation to locate their pray, but they lack the enlarged noses some microbats have to improve the ultrasound beam, and instead “shout” through their open mouths to project their ultrasound beams. Only male bats are used for taxidermy purposes to allow the females to reproduce.
An adult vesper bat has a wingspan of over 15-22cm.
Species: Vesper Bat (Pipistrellus javanicus)
Frame: 7” x 9” Black Frame with Glass
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I have been collecting and producingÃÂÃÂ taxidermy for over 10 years and ensure all product are museum standard. I personally preserve, spread and mount all insect displays in my studio here in London. I use high quality frames ÃÂÃÂ handmade in the UK.
Each specimen may slightly vary from the photos as nature is unique.ÃÂÃÂ The specimen I work with are not rare or endangered and come either insect farming programs (often run by governments or conservation groups), breeders and sustainable sources. For more information, please see our ethics page.
|Dimensions||26 × 21 × 4.5 cm|