PIPISTRELLE BAT

pipistrelles pipistrelles

Facts

Latin Name - Pipistrellus pipistrellus
Conservation Status - Common
Location - Worldwide
Diet - Insects
Colour - Brown / Dark Brown
Wingspan - 18 to 25 cm
Weight - 3.5 to 8.5 g
Life Expectancy - Average 4 - 5 years

The Common Pipistrelle is a small pipistrelle bat whose very large range extends across most of Europe, North Africa, southwestern Asia, and may extend into Korea. It is one of the most common bat species in the British Isles.

In 1999, the common pipistrelle was split into two species on the basis of different-frequency echolocation calls. The common pipistrelle uses a call of 45 kHz, while the soprano pipistrelle echolocates at 55 kHz. Since the two species were distinguished, a number of other differences, in appearance, habitat and food, have also been discovered.

what do they look like?

Appearance

Where do they live?

Distribution & Conservation