Pallas's Mastiff Bat - Molossus molossus
Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.
This species is native to Cuba and could have
dispersed here naturally, but was probably introduced in 1929 as
part of mosquito control plan at the Perky Bat Tower on Sugarloaf
Key. Presently, these bats have only been found in areas near the
alleged release site. Although these bats roost in buildings, they
range over a variety of habitats when feeding. Colonies most
recently found on Vaca Key, Stock Island, and Boca Chica Key.
||At least 10 years