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Photo credit: Valerie Kearny, Arkansas State University

Myotis leibii

Order: Chiroptera

Suborder: Yangochiroptera

Family: Vespertilionidae

Call characteristics:

High frequency caller (40 - 50 kHz)


1/8 - 1/4 oz

(3.5 - 6 g)

Body Length

3 - 3 3/8 in

(7.5 - 8.5 cm)

There are various sources for bat species range maps including IUCN, NatureServe, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ECOS, and the National Atlas of the United States

Eastern Small-footed Myotis

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:
NatureServe Explorer
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:
Taylor, M. 2019. Bats: an illustrated guide to all species. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books.

Conservation Status

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