The Long-eared Myotis (Myotis evotis)&emdash;formerly known as Western Long-eared Myotis—a slow flier and is often described as a hovering gleaner that feeds by gleaning prey off foliage, tree trunks, rocks and from the ground. Individuals have lived up to 22 years.
Kootenay Bat Project
- From southwest Canada to Baja California and eastward in the United States to the Great Plains
- Populations occur throughout Columbia Basin
- Occurs in a wide range of habitats (upland, wetland, dryland and riparian).
- Individuals roost under tree bark, and in hollow trees, caves, mines, cliff crevices, and rocky outcrops.
- Females give birth to one young in late spring or early summer
- During the summer, females form small maternity colonies
Listing and Date
Threats to Species
- Loss of foraging and roosting habitat (forestry, reservoir creation, mine deactivation, recreational caving)
For more information on this species, visit:
The BC Species and Ecosystem Explorer where you should enter "Long-eared Myotis" or "Myotis evotis" in the Species Name field.