True to its name, the little brown bat is a small bat with glossy tan to dark brown fur. It looks similar to other Myotis bats in the region. One way to distinguish the little brown bat from others is to examine its feet. The little brown bat has large feet with long hairs that extend past the toenails. Despite its small size, little brown bats can live up to 34 years!
Gnats, crane flies, beetles, wasps, moths.
Little brown bats have dramatically declined in Maryland due to white-nose syndrome. Little brown bats are listed as species of greatest conservation need in Maryland. In addition, they are ranked as highly state rare (S1).
Little Brown Bat CallCourtesy of Bat Call: Acoustic Call Library and Species Accounts
Little Brown Bat Spectrograph
Courtesy of Bat Call: Acoustic Call Library and Species Accounts
Echolocation Frequency: 38-62 kHz
Photo by: Dr. J. Scott Altenbach
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