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E day for #BatABC and I didn’t want to be THAT guy. I didn’t. But here we are.

Ectophylla alba

Everyone’s favorite forbidden neotropical marshmallow, the Honduran white bat has a striking appearance which perfectly hides it in its leaf tents

©️Konrad Wothe
©️Piotr Naskrecki
“How is white and yellow perfect for hiding it in a green leaf?” So glad you’re here to ask the important questions. When light filters through the Heliconia, it casts a green hue over the bats’ white fur
giving it a green appearance and the ears and nose leaves look like yellowing bits of leaf. When a predator looks up from below, it is likely that all they will see is a sad, droopy bit of foliage!
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