Lutra 50(1)_Bekker & Boshamer_2007

First records of Plecotus auritus (Linnaeus, 1758) and Plecotus macrobullaris Kuzjakin, 1965 in the Republic of Macedonia

Results of a mammal survey in Galicica National Park (II) This paper reports the first observation of brown long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus (Linnaeus, 1758)) and Alpine long-eared bat (Plecotus macrobullaris Kuzjakin, 1965) in the Republic of Macedonia. By the end of July 2006 the presence of five long-eared bats Plecotus spec. was established in the south western part of this country. Four of these bats were captured within the Galicica Mountains, between Lake Ohrid and Lake Prespa, while the fifth specimen was caught at Leva Reka, near the city of Resen (figure 1). Four of the Plecotus specimens were adults while the fifth, a male (specimen 4) was in his first year. The females, caught on 27, 29 and 31 July respectively, were all lactating....