List of bats of the United States
- Florida bonneted bat Eumops floridanus
- Wagner's bonneted bat Eumops glaucinis
- Western mastiff bat Eumops perotis
- Underwood's bonneted bat Eumops underwoodi
- Velvety free-tailed bat Molossus molossus
- Pocketed free-tailed bat Nyctinomops femorosaccus
- Big free-tailed bat Nyctinomops macrotis
- Mexican free-tailed bat Tadarida brasiliensis
- Ghost-faced bat Mormoops megalophylla
- Jamaican fruit bat Artibeus jamaicensis (Florida Keys only)
- Mexican long-tongued bat Choeronycteris mexicana
- Mexican long-nosed bat Leptonycteris nivalis
- California leaf-nosed bat Macrotus californicus
- Pallid bat Antrozous pallidus
- Rafinesque's big-eared bat Corynorhinus rafinesquii
- Townsend's big-eared bat Corynorhinus townsendii
- Big brown bat Eptesicus fuscus
- Spotted bat Euderma maculatum
- Allen's big-eared bat Idionycteris phyllotis
- Silver-haired bat Lasionycteris noctivagans
- Western red bat Lasiurus blossevillii
- Eastern red bat Lasiurus borealis
- Hoary bat Lasiurus cinereus
- Southern yellow bat Lasiurus ega
- Seminole bat Lasiurus seminolus
- Southwestern myotis Myotis auriculus
- Southeastern myotis Myotis austroriparius
- California myotis Myotis californicus
- Western small-footed myotis Myotis ciliolabrum
- Long-eared myotis Myotis evotis
- Gray bat Myotis grisescens
- Keen's myotis Myotis keenii
- Eastern small-footed myotis Myotis leibii
- Little brown bat Myotis lucifugus
- Arizona myotis Myotis occultus
- Northern long-eared myotis Myotis septentrionalis
- Indiana bat Myotis sodalis
- Fringed myotis Myotis thysanodes
- Cave myotis Myotis velifer
- Long-legged myotis Myotis volans
- Yuma myotis Myotis yumanensis
- Evening bat Nycticeius humeralis
- Canyon bat Parastrellus hesperus
- Tricolored bat Perimyotis subflavus
Notable bat roosts
The Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, which crosses over Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas, is the world's largest urban bat colony.
Seventeen species of bats live in the Carlsbad Caverns National Park, including a large number of Mexican free-tailed bats. It has been estimated that the population of Mexican free-tailed bats once numbered in the millions but has declined drastically in modern times. The cause of this decline is unknown but the pesticide DDT is often listed as a primary cause.
As of February 2011, at least three states had an official bat. Hawai'i named the Hawaiian hoary bat as the official state land mammal in April 2015. The general assembly of North Carolina considered a bill in 2007 that would have made Rafinesque's big-eared bat as its state bat. The bill passed 92-15, but died in the state senate.
|State||State bat||Scientific name||Image||Year adopted|
|Oklahoma||Mexican free-tailed bat||Tadarida brasiliensis||2006|
|Virginia||Virginia big-eared bat||Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus||2005|
- "Carlsbad Caverns National Park: Bats". National Park Service. Archived from the original on 8 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-26.
- "Hawaiian Hoary Bat Named Official State Land Mammal – Caving News". Caving News. 2015-04-23. Retrieved 2016-11-04.
- "House Bill 1683 Official State Bat (2007-2008 session)". North Carolina General Assembly. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
- "Senate Selects Bat as State's Flying Mammal". Oklahoma State Senate: Communications Division. 8 March 2006. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
- "Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 95, 74th Legislature, Regular Session (1995)". Texas State Legislature. 1995. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
- "HB 2579 Bat, big-eared; designating as official emblem of State". Virginia State Legislature. 31 March 2005. Retrieved 18 August 2011.