Pests

We have already found all these pests in the diet of the bats in the eco-bats network!

Understanding which pests are consumed by bats and how they can benefit us is our main goal. 

Using molecular analysis we have already found almost a hundred different insect pest species in the diet of the bats of the network. Should you have bats in your crop, either in bat boxes or any other roost, contact us. We’ll do our best to find out what they are eating. Your contribution is important!

All diet analysis we have conducted are based on pipistrelle bats (genus Pipistrellus), since they are the most common species and can be more easily attracted to our crops. 

Use the pest searcher to find which
pests whe have found so far:

OrderfamilySpeciesCrop pest*Human disease vector
DipteraCulicidaeCulex pipiensyes
DipteraCulicidaeCulex theileriyes
DipteraCulicidaeCuliseta longiareolatayes
ColeopteraBrachyceridaeLissorhoptrus oryzophilusLISSOR
ColeopteraCarabidaeCalathus mollisCTHUMO
ColeopteraCarabidaeDicheirotrichus obsoletusDICSOB
ColeopteraCarabidaeOlisthopus rotundatusOLSHRO
ColeopteraCerambycidaeArhopalus ferusARHOFE
ColeopteraCerambycidaeTrichoferus fasciculatusHESOFA
ColeopteraCurculionidaeCurculio elephasCURCEL
ColeopteraCurculionidaeCurculio glandiumCURCGL
ColeopteraCurculionidaeCurculio pellitusCURCPE
ColeopteraCurculionidaeSitona lepidusSITNLE
ColeopteraMycetophagidaeTyphaea stercoreaTYPAST
DipteraChironomidaeChironomus aprilinusyes
DipteraChironomidaeCricotopus bicinctusyes
DipteraChironomidaeCricotopus sylvestrisyes
DipteraAnthomyiidaeDelia antiquaHYLEAN
DipteraAnthomyiidaeDelia platuraHYLEPL
DipteraCalliphoridaeCalliphora vicinaCALLER
DipteraCalliphoridaePollenia rudisPOLLRU
DipteraChloropidaeElachiptera cornutaELACCO
DipteraCulicidaeCulex quinquefasciatusCULXFA
DipteraCulicidaeCuliseta longiareolataTHEDLO
DipteraDrosophilidaeDrosophila melanogasterDROSME
DipteraDrosophilidaeDrosophila simulansDROSSM
DipteraDrosophilidaeDrosophila suzukiiDROSSU
DipteraDrosophilidaeScaptomyza pallidaSCATPA
DipteraHeleomyzidaeTephrochlamys rufiventrisTPHCRU
DipteraLauxaniidaeCalliopum aeneumKALLAE
DipteraMuscidaeHydrotaea irritansHYDTIR
DipteraMuscidaeMusca domesticaMUSCDO
DipteraMuscidaeMuscina levidaMUSIAS
DipteraMuscidaeNeomyia cornicinaORTLCA
DipteraRhiniidaeStomorhina lunataSTMRLU
DipteraScathophagidaeScathophaga stercorariaSCPEST
DipteraTachinidaeNemorilla floralisNEMLFL
DipteraTephritidaeAcanthiophilus helianthiACAIHE
DipteraTipulidaeNephrotoma crocataPALECR
DipteraTipulidaeTipula oleraceaTIPUOL
LepidopteraAutostichidaeSymmoca signatellaZYMMSI
LepidopteraBedelliidaeBedellia somnulentellaBEDESO
LepidopteraBlastobasidaeBlastobasis glandulellaBLAAGL
LepidopteraBlastobasidaeBlastobasis phycidellaBLAAPH
LepidopteraBucculatricidaeBucculatrix ulmellaBUCCUL
LepidopteraColeophoridaeColeophora lutipennellaCOLELU
LepidopteraCosmopterigidaeAnatrachyntis badiaPYROBA
LepidopteraCosmopterigidaePyroderces argyrogrammosPYROAR
LepidopteraCossidaeZeuzera pyrinaZEUZPY
LepidopteraCrambidaeAntigastra catalaunalisANTICA
LepidopteraCrambidaeChilo suppressalisCHILSU
LepidopteraErebidaeOcnogyna baeticaOCNOBA
LepidopteraGelechiidaeAnarsia lineatellaANARLI
LepidopteraGelechiidaeAproaerema anthyllidellaAROAAN
LepidopteraGelechiidaeBryotropha desertellaBRYTDE
LepidopteraGelechiidaeCarpatolechia decorellaKARPDE
LepidopteraGelechiidaeDichomeris acuminatusDICMLO
LepidopteraGelechiidaeDichomeris alacellaDICMAL
LepidopteraGelechiidaePectinophora gossypiellaPECTGO
LepidopteraGelechiidaePsoricoptera gibbosellaPSCRGI
LepidopteraGelechiidaeScrobipalpa ocellatellaPHTOOC
LepidopteraGelechiidaeTuta absolutaGNORAB
LepidopteraGelechiidaeXenolechia aethiopsXENLAE
LepidopteraGeometridaeColotois pennariaCOOTPE
LepidopteraGeometridaeGymnoscelis rufifasciataTEPHPU
LepidopteraGeometridaeScopula minorataSCOUMI
LepidopteraGracillariidaePhyllonorycter messaniellaPRYCME
LepidopteraHepialidaeTriodia sylvinaHEPISY
LepidopteraLasiocampidaeLasiocampa trifoliiLASCTR
LepidopteraLasiocampidaeMalacosoma neustriaMALANE
LepidopteraLymantriidaeLymantria disparLYMADI
LepidopteraNoctuidaeAgrotis bigrammaAGROBG
LepidopteraNoctuidaeAgrotis segetumAGROSE
LepidopteraNoctuidaeCaradrina clavipalpisELPHCL
LepidopteraNoctuidaeMythimna unipunctaPSEDUN
LepidopteraNoctuidaeSpodoptera exiguaLAPHEG
LepidopteraNoctuidaeTrichoplusia niTRIPNI
LepidopteraNotodontidaeThaumetopoea pityocampaTHAUPI
LepidopteraPlutellidaePlutella xylostellaPLUTMA
LepidopteraSphingidaeMarumba quercusMARBQU
LepidopteraTischeriidaeTischeria dodonaeaTISCDO
LepidopteraTortricidaeCochylis epilinanaPHAOEP
LepidopteraTortricidaeCydia fagiglandanaLASPGR
LepidopteraTortricidaePhalonidia contractanaPHAOCO
LepidopteraTortricidaeTortrix viridanaTORTVI
NeuropteraHemerobiidaeMicromus variegatusMICUVA
NeuropteraHemerobiidaeWesmaelius nervosusWESMNE

* Indicates pest code from the EPPO (European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization) crop pest database when available