Light-shy Bats are Influenced by Light (image) Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) Share Print E-Mail Caption Light pollution affects the rarer, light-shy bats.They become less active in white and green artificially lit areas, resulting in habitat loss. But not in red light conditions. This is a Natterer's bat. Credit Kamiel Spoelstra / NIOO-KNAW Usage Restrictions Only to be used in combination with the subject of the accompanying press release Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.