Cave myotis

Myotis velifer

Wingspan: 11–12.5 in.

Cave myotis (Copyright photo by Merlin D. Tuttle, Bat Conservation International,

Length: 3–4 in.

Weight: 0.43–0.49 oz

Color: Medium-sized with brown or black fur on its back and paler fur on the underside.

Other: Ears are short and pointed; eyes are small. Is recognized by its erratic flight.

Roosting behavior: Forms maternity colonies, usually numbering in the thousands in caves, mines, barns, and buildings and sometimes under bridges.

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