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Economic Importance of Bats in Agriculture

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Science  01 Apr 2011:
Vol. 332, Issue 6025, pp. 41-42
DOI: 10.1126/science.1201366

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  1. The worth of insectivorous bats.

    Estimated annual value of insectivorous bats in the agricultural industry at the county level. Values (×$1000 per county) assume bats have an avoided-cost value of ∼$74/acre of cropland (12). (See SOM for details.)