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What

Mops midas Tadarida midas

Observer

delta

Date

April 26, 2011

Description

Mops midas, Midas free-tailed bat, is a large bodied bat with an average mass around 45g.
It is grey above with white flecks and paler below (dirty white).
Like all Molossids, M. midas has a tail that is not enclosed by a membrane.
It is an open-air forager and due to robust skull morphological features and diet studies, it is suggested that it feeds predominantly on beetles (Coleopterans).

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