(Le Conte, 1831)
Lasionycteris noctivagans is found in Bermuda, Canada, Mexico, and the United States. They are the most common bat in forested areas in the United States. Silver-haired bats are also known as silverwings. They often roost in tree cavities or in bark crevices on tree trunks, especially during migration. Their unique coloration makes them difficult to find.
Silver-haired bats are nearly black, with silvery-tipped hairs on back, giving frosted appearance. It's a medium-sized, densely furred bat. It weighs around 8–12 g, and its total length is around 100 mm on average, its tail being 40 mm.
Most bats do not have rabies. However, most recent human rabies deaths have been due to a strain of rabies associated with this species.
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