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Diet of two Eptesicus bat species in Moravia (Czech Republic)

Faecal pellets were collected under one maternity colony of each of E. serotinus (E.s.) and E. nilssonii (E.n.). The distance between the colonies was 83 km. In total, 325 pellets (13 samples) of E.s. and 150 pellets (6 samples) of E.n. were analysed. Nematoceran Diptera, mainly Chironomidae, were the most frequent food items in both species. Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Heteroptera (Corixidae, Lygaei…