Eastern Small-footed Myotis
The small-footed Myotis has yellowish-brown fur with a darker under coat and dark wings, ears, and face. True to its name, the small-footed Myotis has small feet that are only 1/4 inch (7 - 8 mm) long. They prefer habitat in upland or lowland hardwood forests. During summer, this species can be found roosting in tree cavities, rock crevices, older buildings, or tunnels. During winter, small-footed Myotis hibernate in very cold caves or mines. This species' diet includes a variety of insects, including moths, beetles, and members of the order Diptera.
Information used to populate this page was obtained from the following sources:
United States Fish and Wildlife Service Environmental Conservation Online System
Bat Conservation International Bat Profiles
National Atlas of the United States. (2011). North American Bat Ranges, 1830-2008. National Atlas of the United States. Available at: http://purl.stanford.edu/pz329xp4277.
Taylor, M. 2019. Bats: an illustrated guide to all species. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books.