PIPISTRELLE and SOPRANO PIPISTRELLE Pipistrellus
pipistrellus and Pipistrellus pygmaeus
Pipistrelles are the commonest bats in Derbyshire and are widespread, though there is insufficient evidence on population trend. The comparative status in the county of the two species (recently split) also needs clarifying. Provisional evidence suggests that the soprano pipistrelle occurs frequently in the White Peak.