The small-footed myotis has yellowish, brown fur with a darker under coat and dark wings, ears, and face. True to its name, the small-footed myotis has little feet that are only 1/4 inch (7 - 8 mm) long. They prefer habitat in hardwood forests in upland and lowland areas. During the summer, this species can be found roosting in the holes of trees or rock crevices, or within older buildings or tunnels. When winter rolls around, they will choose to hibernate in very cold caves or mines. The small-footed myotis will eat a variety of insects, including moths, beetles, and members of Diptera.
The eastern small-footed myotis can be found in southeast Canada as well as east and central United States
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Information used to populate this page was obtained from the following sources:
Taylor, M. 2019. Bats: an illustrated guide to all species. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books.