Little Brown Myotis
Little Brown Myotis in a constructed bat box.
The little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus) is an ecological generalist, using a wide range of roost types and eating a broad diet of flying insects.
Kootenay Bat Project
- Overall distribution ranges from the treeline in Canada to the southern United States
- Populations occur throughout Columbia Basin
- Occurs in a wide range of habitats (upland, wetland, dryland and riparian).
- Maternity colonies occur in trees, caves and anthropogenic structures
- Mate in fall and give birth to one young in early summer after a gestation of 50 to 60 days
- During the summer, females form maternity colonies of up to hundreds of individuals
Listing and Date
Threats to Species
- Decimation by White Nose Syndrome in eastern North America
- Loss of foraging and roosting habitat (forestry, reservoir creation, mine deactivation)
- Disturbance at maternity roosts
For more information on this species, visit:
The BC Species and Ecosystem Explorer where you should enter "Little Brown Myotis" or "Myotis lucifugus" in the Species Name field.