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  • Dut: watervleermuis
  • Eng: Daubenton's bat
  • Fre: le vespertilion de Daubenton
  • Ger: die Wasserfledermaus
  • Lat: Myotis daubentonii

Daubenton's bat

The Daubenton's bat hunts almost exclusively above water, catching non-biting midges and other insects. It can also pluck little creatures from the water's surface, such as mosquito larvae. Daubenton's bats are found in many places in the Netherlands, including the coastal regions. They are a regular guest on Texel, but are not known on any of the other Wadden Islands.