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"helping bats in Washington State"

Little Brown Myotis

(Myotis lucifugus)

myotis lucifugus

Widely distributed, this is the bat most commonly seen by people. It has a fondness for hot attics for its nursery colonies, and numbers in these can range into the thousands. Little Browns eat many pest insects - mosquitoes, gnats, crane flies, wasps, and moths. Little Browns can live 30 years or more.

More on the Little Brown Myotis.

Photo © Brock Fenton. Used with Permission.