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    Author(s): Michael Menzel; Timothy C. Carter; Jennifer  M. Menzel; John W. Edwards; W. Mark. Ford
    Date: 2002
    Source: Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Southern Research Station
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    Using fecal samples, we examined the diet of five reproductively active male Rafinesque's big-eared bats (Corynorhinus rafinesquii) from the Upper Coastal Plain of South Carolina during August and September, 1999. Diets of these individuals in upland pine stands were similar to diets of Rafinesque's bigeared bats in bottomland a:nd upland hardwood habitats. Although fecal samples contained three insect orders-Diptera (flies), Homoptera (aphids, cicadas, and hoppers), and Lepidoptera (moths)-the diet consisted primarily of lepidopterans (99.4% :± 0.4%).

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    Menzel, Michael; Carter, Timothy C.; Menzel, Jennifer  M.; Edwards, John W.; Ford, W. Mark. 2002. Notes on the diet of reproductively active male rafinesque's big-eared bats. Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science. 118(1): 50-53.

    Keywords

    Corynorhinus rafinesquii, diet, Lepidoptera, Rafinesque's big-eared bat

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