Little Brown Bat

(Myotis lucifugus)

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STATUS: Native, “Endangered,” Listed under the Endangered Species Act

DESCRIPTION: It has a small body size and glossy brown fur. They weigh between 0.19–0.44 oz and measure 3.1-3.7 in long. Can be tan, reddish, or brown.

DIET: Prey species include beetles, flies, mayflies, ants, moths, lacewings, stoneflies, and caddisflies.

HABITAT: They roost in hardwood forests, forage on forest edges and over streams, and hibernate in caves or mines.

NOTES: These bats have experienced a population decline upwards of 90%. It has a habit of roosting in buildings

Photo Credit: psu.edu