The First Record of a Bat Found Ensnared by a Plant in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Elias N. Handal* and Mazin B. Qumsiyeh
*Corresponding author: eliashandal93@gmail.com
Palestine Instituted for Biodiversity and Sustainability, Palestine Museum of Natural History, Bethlehem University, Bethlehem, Palestine.

Abstract: This is the first documented record of a bat ensnared by a plant in the Arab world. Kuhl’s pipistrelle, Pipistrellus kuhlii (Kuhl, 1817), was caught on the Holy Hawksbeard, Picris altissima L. Delile, in Bethlehem, the Occupied Palestinian Territories (West Bank).

Keywords: Bat death, West Bank, Pipistrellus kuhlii, Picris.


Jordan Journal of Natural History, 6, (2019),  58-59.

Other articles published in the same issue: Jordan Journal of Natural History, vol.6, iss. 6.

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