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BATS Magazine

VOLUME 12, NO. 1 Spring 1994


ON THE COVER

Honduran white bats (Ectophylla alba) are among the 15 species of Latin American bats known to modify leaves into "tents." By biting a plant's veins, the bats cause the leaf to droop, forming a partially enclosed space under which to roost. These mothers are raising their young under a Heliconia leaf in Costa Rica. During the day, the tiny bats are well camouflaged; light filtering through the leaf turns their white fur a pale green, making them difficult to distinguish from the leaf itself (the bats in this photo are lit by a flash). Like other tent-roosting bats, Honduran white bats are fruit eaters and live in tropical forests.

Photo by Merlin D. Tuttle

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All articles in this issue:
ON THE COVER
The Rediscovery of Bulmer's Fruit Bat
The World of Tent-making Bats
Living with Bats
BCI Establishes New Program Department for Bats in Mines
Look for "Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats"* at these locations:
Bats Cleared in Michigan Building Explosion
WISH LIST
REVIEWS
Bat adoptions available
ON THE BACK

Unless otherwise noted, all images are copyright ©Merlin D. Tuttle and/or ©Bat Conservation International