Little Brown Bat

Myotis lucifugus

Little Brown Bat

Perhaps the best known myotis in North America; much of the research done about bats is conducted on this species.

Family:
Vespertilionidae
Description:
A common, small bat
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Size:
Habitat:
Thousands at a time cluster in caves, covering walls; also lives in deserted buildings; hibernates in cold weather
Range:
Canada, northern two-thirds of the US
Food:
Depends on availability; usually a variety of flying insects, particularly midges.
Breeding:
A single young born in spring.
Comments:
Long, narrow ears. Little Brown bat may live for 30 years.