Early studies considered the hoary bat a moth specialist (Black 1972), although moths were not the most common food in Indiana, where one adult female are only hymenopterans, six juveniles each are > 90% coleopterans
, and two juveniles consumed predominately moths (Brack 1985).
Orthopterans made up a much greater portion of the diet in this study, followed by hymenopterans and coleopterans
ferrugineus, is common among many coleopteran
species and many other insect orders (Bao et al.
were the major item in June, July and August when they consisted of 90, 63.
DISCUSSION--Formicids and coleopterans
were the most consistently abundant prey.
Mitosporic fungi such as Beauveria bassiana have been used for the biological control of insect species and of coleopterans
in particular (Tanada & Kaya 1993).
Thus, males and females from both populations selected coleopterans
All emerged ambrosia beetles, hymenopterans, and other coleopterans
were sent for identification to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville, Florida, USA (M.
This rare information comes mainly from stomach contents, where coleopterans
were the main prey, followed by orthopterans (see Marelli 1919, Aravena 1928, Zotta 1936), which are captured by means of short flights from the ground or during sallies from posts, bushes, or reeds (Fitzpatrick 2004).
granifera invasion are attributable to a wide variety of taxa, such as polychaetes, the bivalve Brachidontes virgiliae, chironomid larvae, oligochaetes, coleopterans
(water beetles) and the native gastropod Assiminea sp.
fuscus from New Mexico comprised mostly coleopterans
and categorized this bat as a beetle strategist.
Bluegill from Crooked Creek consumed more chironomids and copepods, whereas Bluegill from Guins Creek consumed more coleopterans