The long-eared Myotis has lighter, yellow fur on its back and a grayish, pale underside. This bat's face, ears, and membranes are a darker, black color. True to its name, the long-eared Myotis has long ears that end in slightly rounded tips. This species can be found in mixed coniferous forests, occurring at higher elevations within its southern range. Roosting sites are typically located high in tree cavities, beneath the bark of dead or living trees, or in caves and old buildings. Pregnant females will roost in rock crevices, logs, or stumps. Moths are a staple in this species' diet.
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.