Hoary Wattled Bats get their name from their fur which has long, white-tipped hairs that give it a frosted, 'hoary' look. These bats were not recognised as a separate species until the 1960s.
Hoary Wattled Bats roost in tree hollows and rock fissures.
Feeding and diet
Hoary Wattled Bats feed on insects including flies, moths, crickets, cicadas, and ants and spiders. They catch some prey in flight but can also land and crawl quickly after non-flying prey.
Hoary Wattled Bats are vulnerable to loss of roost sites in tree hollows and loss of feeding grounds by forestry activities, clearing for agriculture and housing.