4. Pekapeka-tou-roa, long-tailed bat (Chalinolobus tuberculatus)

$375.00

Pekapeka-tou-roa, long-tailed bat (Chalinolobus tuberculatus) in flight
Original painting

Pekapeka are Aotearoa’s only land mammals. There are 2 known species, both in decline due to predation and habitat loss. A third species, the greater short-tailed bat (Mystacina robusta) was last sighted in 1967 is considered extinct.

Pekapeka-tou-roa is active from dusk til dawn catching mosquitoes and other insects while ‘on the wing’. They have brown black fur and are smaller than the pekapeka-tou-poto with smaller ears, which do not reach the snout when folded forward. Their bodies are about the size of a man’s thumb. They may roost in groups in hollowed trees, or singly under strips of bark of canopy species such as rimu (Dacrydium cupressinum).

A3 size, 297 x 420mm

This illustration was recently created for an educational resource regarding the pekapeka-tour-roa for Community Waitakere.

ABOUT THE WORKS
These original works are from the the exhibition 'A Few' - the third installment in an ongoing series of natural history illustrations depicting native and resident species of Aotearoa, New Zealand - by Erin Forsyth. They may be viewed in person at the exhibition taking place at the TSB Wallace Arts Centre, Pah Homestead in Auckland October 30 - December 9.
A variety of native flora and fauna are represented in this collection with special attention given to the manu/birds (Avifauna), pekapeka/bats (Chiroptera), pepe or pūrerehua/butterflies (Lepidoptera) and rakau/trees. It is the artist’s intention to continue to grow this series, providing insight to the unique biological (bio) diversity of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Details of this work appear on the poster 'Taonga O Aotearoa', produced in collboration between the artist Erin Forsyth and Predator Free NZ Trust.

All works have been painted in Schmincke Horadam gouache on Arches hot pressed, 300GSM, 100% cotton paper by the artist during 2018, and have not previously been exhibited unless specified. Exact dates of completion can be found in pencil on most works.

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