Nonnatives - Jamaican Fruit-eating Bat

Jamaican Fruit-eating Bat - Artibeus jamaicensis

Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

Exotic fruit trees provide a year-round food source for this bat. These bats could be vagrants from Cuba.

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
MONROE 1983   Not reported breeding Specimen collected in Key West in 1995.

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