Little Brown Myotis

Little Brown Myotis
Myotis lucifugus
NWT List of Species at Risk: 
Under Consideration
NWT SARC Assessment: 
Special Concern
Federal Species at Risk Act list: 
Endangered
COSEWIC Assessment: 
Endangered
NWT General Status Rank: 
At Risk
Description: 

The Little Brown Myotis is a medium sized bat. Fur on its back is brown, ranging from yellowish to dark brown-black, and often glossy. Fur on its underside is lighter and goes from light brown to tan.  The tragus (fleshy projection which covers the entrance of the ear) is short and blunt. Females tend to be slightly larger than males.

Wingspan: 22 to 27 cm (9 to 11 in), Weight: 7-14 g (0.3 to 0.5 oz).

Report Little Brown Myotis sightings to WildlifeOBS@gov.nt.ca. Check out the Bats of the Northwest Territories poster with activities and brochure.