Significance to humans

These primarily insectivorous bats help to control insect pest populations throughout their ranges. Their dung may also be used locally as a fertilizer.

1. Diadem roundleaf bat (Hipposideros diadema); 2. Noack's roundleaf bat (Hipposideros ruber); 3. Golden horseshoe bat (Rhinonicteris auran-tia); 4. Trident leaf-nosed bat (Asellia tridens); 5. Fulvus roundleaf bat (Hipposideros fulvus). (Illustration by Joseph E. Trumpey)

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