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  1. little brown bat, little brown myotis, Myotis leucifugusnoun

    the small common North American bat; widely distributed


  1. little brown myotis

    The little brown bat or little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus) is an endangered species of mouse-eared microbat found in North America. It has a small body size and glossy brown fur. It is similar in appearance to several other mouse-eared bats, including the Indiana bat, northern long-eared bat, and Arizona myotis, to which it is closely related. Despite its name, the little brown bat is not closely related to the big brown bat, which belongs to a different genus. Its mating system is polygynandrous, or promiscuous, and females give birth to one offspring annually. The offspring, called pups, are quickly weaned and reach adult size in some dimensions by three weeks old. The little brown bat has a mean lifespan of 6.5 years, though one individual in the wild reached 34 years old. It is nocturnal, foraging for its insect prey at night and roosting in hollow trees or buildings during the day, among less common roost types. It navigates and locates prey with echolocation. It has few natural predators, but may be killed by raptors such as owls, as well as terrestrial predators such as raccoons. Other sources of mortality include diseases such as rabies and white-nose syndrome. White-nose syndrome has been a significant cause of mortality since 2006, killing over one million little brown bats by 2011. In the Northeastern United States, population loss has been extreme, with surveyed hibernacula (caves used for hibernation) averaging a population loss of 90%. Humans frequently encounter the little brown bat due to its habit of roosting in buildings. Colonies in buildings are often considered pests because of the production of waste or the concern of rabies transmission. Little brown bats rarely test positive for rabies, however. Some people attempt to attract little brown bats to their property, but not their houses, by installing bat houses.


  1. little brown myotis

    The little brown myotis, also known as little brown bat, is a species of bats belonging to the family Vespertilionidae. Scientifically known as Myotis lucifugus, it is small in size, typically weighing between 6 to 14 grams and with a wingspan of 22 to 27 cm. These bats are usually brown in color, earning them their name. They are found across North America and are known for their preference for roosting in human structures. Their diet primarily consists of insects. They are known to hibernate during winter and are subject to severe population decline due to a fungal disease known as white-nose syndrome.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of little brown myotis in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of little brown myotis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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