Even though true vampire bats have not been found in Sri Lanka, it is home to two species of false vampire bats. Long-eared false vampire bat can be found from lowlands to lower hills of the island. During day time these bats
roost as small colonies usually consist of 2-12 individuals in abandoned houses, caves
or in a hollow of a tree. It is much fond of tilled roofed houses. Late evening
it emerges from its day time retreats and flies low among bushes in search of insects
like beetles, grasshoppers, moths etc.