Little Brown Bat

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Frank James
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You must be interested in finding information about the Little Brown Bats! Without wasting your time, let’s get started:

  • The scientific name of the little brown bat is Myotis lucifugus.
  • You can find this mouse-eared microbat in North America.
  • It may sound unusual, but little brown bats can be beneficial for the environment. People might consider it dangerous, but it can only be because of infestation.
  • Using echolocation at night, they capture hundreds of flies and eat them during mid-flight. The little brown bats are the most active at night.
  • You can spot it in your home. If there is an infestation, it’s best to contact professionals (don’t try anything on your own!).
  • They hibernate during winter. It’s possible for the little brown bats to develop the white-nose syndrome during this time and die. It’s a leading cause of death of the little brown bats. They hibernate in old caves or could select the mines for hibernation.
  • For roosting, the little brown bats prefer places like tree hollows. They might also opt for the woodpiles. In fact, it’s rare, but little brown bats can also be found in the caves during roosting.
  • Little Brown Bats belong to the Kingdom Animalia. The phylum is Chordata, and the subphylum is Vertebrata. The class is Mammalia, just like the humans, but interestingly a bat is the only flying mammal (can you fly?).
  • A little brown bat could live up to 34 years, but on average, they live up to 6.5 years.
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