SUMMARY: Craseonycteridae
Common Name
: bumble bee bat, Kitti’s Hog nosed bat, occasionally, albeit rarely, referred to as butterfly bat.
Taxonomy: Single genus, one species, Craseonycteris thonglongyai
Distribution: Thailand
Fossil Record:
Size Range: head and body 29 - 33 mm, forearm 22 - 26 mm, 2 grams (size of a large bumblebee)
Insect eater, potentially gleans as well as capturing on the wing

Very small, vertical nose, wide septum which broadens to form nose (common name: Kitti’s hog-nosed bat)

swollen tragus, broadest halfway up its length, large ears

extensive tail membrane (interfemoral membrane) but no external tail or calcar.

Long and broad wing adapted for hovering flight

tubular upper incisive teeth

Most similar to

in caves that are 20 - 25 degrees Celsius

(from the books "Bats - A Natural History" and from "Walker's Bats of the World")