Southeastern myotis

Myotis austroriparius

Southeastern myotis (Copyright photo by Merlin D. Tuttle, Bat Conservation International, www.batcon.org)

Wingspan: 9.5–10.5 in.

Length: 2.5–4 in.

Weight: 0.14–0.32 oz

Color: A small bat with dense, dull, woolly fur; upperparts brownish to sooty; fur of underparts with white tips and black bases, the general white appearance contrasting sharply with the upperparts.

Roosting behavior: Hibernates in northern climates but is active throughout the year in southern areas of distribution. Pregnant females form maternity colonies, usually in caves over water. Most females bear twins.