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Foraging-habitat selection by bats at an urban–rural interface: comparison between a successful and a less successful species
We compared habitat use of two sympatric species of bat in a rural area undergoing suburban development. The two species are similar in diet and foraging-habitat use but differ in current roosting…
Stochasticity in Structural and Functional Characteristics of an Indiana Stream Fish Assemblage: A Test of Community Theory
It is concluded that an Indiana stream fish assemblage is probably regulated by stochastic factors and this finding is concordant with many other studies which have documented the substantial effects of environmental unpredictability on other stream taxocenes.
Mammals of the Eastern United States
Almost entirely rewritten, this edition provides an abundance of scientific information in combination with anecdotes, field notes, and an underlying reverence for the fragile diversity of animal life.
Dietary energetics of the insectivorous Mexican free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis) during pregnancy and lactation
Estimates of nightly food intake increased markedly from mid- toLate pregnancy, stabilized or decreased during late pregnancy, and increased again during early to mid-lactation; average nightly feeding rate doubled from pregnancy to lactation and increased threefold during the first half of lactation.
Food of the Big Brown Bat Eptesicus fuscus from Maternity Colonies in Indiana and Illinois
- J. Whitaker
- 1 October 1995
The insects most eaten by big brown bats in Indiana were agricultural pest species: scarab beetles, the spotted cucumber beetle, stinkbugs and leafhoppers, and Larvae of the genus Diabrotica are the corn rootworms, probably the single most important agricultural pest in the United States.
Prey Consumed by Eight Species of Insectivorous Bats from Southern Illinois
Bats in southern Illinois exhibited landscape level feeding patterns consistent with the predicted relationship between body size and hardness of prey consumed, while at the local, site-specific level (microscale) they foraged with extensive overlap among similar-sized species, especially most Myotis.
Activity following arousal in winter in North American vespertilionid bats
It is suggested that winter activity is ubiquitous among temperate zone bats, but the degree and purpose of activity varies greatly between and within species and researchers are encouraged to conduct studies on all aspects of winter activity for North American vespertilionids across wide latitudinal and altitudinal gradients.
FORAGING HABITAT OF THE INDIANA BAT (MYOTIS SODALIS) AT AN URBAN–RURAL INTERFACE
Abstract We captured 11 Myotis sodalis and radiotracked them to foraging areas near Indianapolis International Airport during summer 2002. A series (3–7) of multiazimuth triangulations was used to…
PREY SELECTION IN A TEMPERATE ZONE INSECTIVOROUS BAT COMMUNITY
- J. Whitaker
- 1 June 2004
It is clear that bats at Prairie Creek selected from among the available foods, and Myotis septentrionalis, a gleaner, did not eat foods appreciably different from other bats in the same genus.
TREE-ROOSTING ECOLOGY OF REPRODUCTIVE FEMALE EASTERN PIPISTRELLES, PIPISTRELLUS SUBFLAVUS, IN INDIANA
This is the first thorough analysis of roosting habits of this common species under natural conditions and Oaks (Quercus species) were preferred as roost trees.