This piece, Spotted bat (Euderma maculatum-Threatened) is an 8 x 6 x .75", Acrylic painting on acid-free, archival panel and can be hung with or without a frame.*
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ABOUT SPOTTED BATS:
“(Spotted Bats) can be distinguished from all other North American bat species by its distinctive coloration (black fur with three large white dorsal spots).”
“Although unmistakable in appearance, the spotted bat is one of the least understood of American bats, primarily because of its relative scarcity, at least in collections. There have been scattered records of this bat throughout the western United States dating back to 1891, but it has been taken with any regularity only in California, Arizona, New Mexico, southern Utah, and southern Colorado. It was first found in Texas by David Easterla, who captured two adult females in early August, 1967 in mist nets set above a pool in a shallow, barren, hot, dry canyon in the Big Bend National Park.”
“Historically the spotted bat has endured little impact from human disturbance due to the remoteness of its roosts, but impoundment of reservoirs and a recent increase in recreational rock climbing may impact the species in local situations. Large scale pesticide programs for control of Mormon crickets and grasshoppers could impact the spotted bat by reducing availability of prey. Loss of foraging habitat (conversion of desert wash vegetation and/or grazing of meadows) may also impact the species.”
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
5% of the sale of this piece will be donated to TPWD Nongame Fund
You can help by writing your U.S. House Representative to urge them to co-sponsor the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA), H.R.3742
- Color may vary slightly from what is seen on a computer monitor.
- Artist retains rights to image.
- Created 2019
- Panel is warp resistant, kiln dried New Zealand Pine cradles.
- Hanging assembly included.
- Painting has been been treated with a permanent varnish to protect surfaces from UV damage.