Harpiocephalus harpia (Temminck, 1840), Mt. Gede, Java, Indonesia. Two subspecies.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Harpy-winged bat, hairy-winged bat.
Average adult body length is 2.2-3.0 in (5.5-7.5 cm), and forearm length is 1.6-2.1 in (4.0-5.4 cm). Reddish orange, furry bat, somewhat mottled with gray, and a lighter underside. It has a tube-shaped nose.
India through Southeast Asia and Indonesia. HABITAT
Hilly areas and lowland forest. BEHAVIOR
Little known, but are believed to roost in foliage.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Little known, but have been reported to eat beetles.
REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY Nothing is known.
I Harpiocephalus harpia
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
May help control populations of crop-damaging insects. ♦
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