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Photo #1 from Jhunjhunu, India by VSPmax made on 2018-05-02 11:37 for Sola

One day ago i posted on my visit to the Bat Cave of Nepal. I got a question in comments section that 'are they bite?' this is the first thing that came into the mind of anyone when we talk about bats.

Photo #2 from Jhunjhunu, India by VSPmax made on 2018-05-02 11:37 for Sola

So i thought that i should post on the importance of bats in our ecosystem and on our economy (indirectly) also.

IMPORTANCE OF BATS::::

POLLINATOR AND SEED DISPERSER::

"Fruit Eating Bats" such as Pteropus giganteus, Cynopterus sphinx and Rousettus leschanaultii are important Pollinator and Seed Disperser of many fruits and nuts like: Papaya, Banana, Mango, Litchi, Amla (Phyllanthus emblica), Kathar, Palm etc. They also Pollinate and Disperse seeds of other plants like Figs (Ficus spp.), Peepal (Ficus religiosa), Kadam (Anthocephalus chinensis), Eucalyptus, Neem (Azadirachta indica) etc.

Eonycteris spelaea are remarkably important for pollinating and dispersing seed of Chiuri (Bassia butyracea), Cynopterus and Rousettus bats are remarkably important for dispersing seeds of Rudrakshya (Eleaocarpus sphaericus). Additionally the products from these trees are used to generate income.

PEST AND DISEASE CONTROLLER INSECTIVOROUS BATS:

These are important insect predators.They feed upon mosquitoes; sand flies etc. and not only control their population but also check the outspread of diseases like Malaria, Japanese Encephalitis, Kala-azar, Dengue etc.

INSECTIVOROUS BATS feed upon moths, grasshoppers and leafhoppers as well as cockroaches and limits the economic losses to farmers. Carnivorous bats for eg. Megaderma lyra feed upon rats and limits the economic loss of grains during storage.

So now what you think about bats?

Are they cause of fear (false fear) or

The balancer agents of the ecosystem.

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RYO-jpn
Yes! Nice card!! They are misunderstood. It is also insects. It seems to be scary only by looks and images. But all the animals of this world are living by helping each other. We humans are overcanning pesticides and disinfection. We only need to know the real information of animals and help each other. This is Circle of Life!🌏
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VSPmaxAuthor
Absolutely right.
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