Animal Weight

How much does a Common pipistrelle weight?

It is hard to guess what a Common pipistrelle weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Common pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus) on average weights 5 grams (0.01 lbs).

The Common pipistrelle is from the family Vespertilionidae (genus: Pipistrellus). It is usually born with about 1 grams (0 lbs). They can live for up to 16.67 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 3.9 cm (0′ 2″). On average, Common pipistrelles can have babies 1 times per year with a litter size of 1.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Common pipistrelle is 5 grams (0.01 lbs)

The common pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus) is a small pipistrelle microbat whose very large range extends across most of Europe, North Africa, southwestern Asia, and may extend into Korea. It is one of the most common bat species in the British Isles. In Europe, the northernmost confirmed records are from southern Finland near 60°N. In 1999, the common pipistrelle was split into two species on the basis of different-frequency echolocation calls. The common pipistrelle uses a call of 45 kHz, while the soprano pipistrelle echolocates at 55 kHz. Since the two species were distinguished, a number of other differences, in appearance, habitat and food, have also been discovered.

Animals of the same family as a Common pipistrelle

We found other animals of the Vespertilionidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Common pipistrelle

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Pipistrellus pipistrellus:

Animals with the same size as a Common pipistrelle

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Common pipistrelle:

Animals with the same litter size as a Common pipistrelle

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Common pipistrelle:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Common pipistrelle

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Common pipistrelle: