Yuma Myotis

Distinguishing Features:

They have short light brown fur with with a white belly.

 

Mating season:

Winter

(Before hibernation)

 

Birthing Season:

Summer

(Delayed implantation)

 

Number of Pups Born:

1

 

Litters Per Year:

1

 

Nursing Behavior:

Maternity colonies of several thousand females and young may be found in buildings, caves, mines, and under bridges. 

 

Behavior:

Colonized.

These bats typically forage over water in forested areas.

This species is much more associated with water than any other bat species. When water is not present, they can be found in the thousands roosting in caves, attics, buildings, mines, underneath bridges, and other similar structures. 

 

Habitat:

Junipers, riparian woodlands, desert regions near a water source. 

 

Hibernation:

They hibernate during winter

 

Migration:

They are not known to migrate, though local migration be take place, meaning individuals that spend the summer at high elevations probably move to lower elevations for weather preference.

 

Diet:

Insectavores 

(Microchiroptera)

 

Life Span:

5-10 years

 

Fun facts:

The Yuma Mytosis is the bat most commonly found around water!

 

 

“The Water Bat”

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