GAP Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

Little Brown Myotis (Myotis lucifugus)

Species Code: MYLU

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= Core Habitat
= Marginal Habitat

Breeding Range Map
The green area shows the predicted habitats for breeding only. The habitats were identified using 1991 satellite imagery, other datasets and experts throughout the state, as part of the Washington Gap Analysis Project.

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The Little Brown Myotis is most common in forested zones. They forage among conifer and hardwood forest, among scattered trees, along the edges of dense forest, along foothills and cliffs, in open areas, and over water. They are usually along water courses in open range land where they rarely occur. They use human structures more readily than any other bat and occur even in dense urban development. They are often seen foraging around lights, along streets, and over city parks. Breeding females are probably restricted to low elevation, wet cool coniferous forests but non-breeding females and males occur in cool, wet sub-alpine forest.

All forest zones were core and steppe was peripheral. All habitats were good in forested zones, except bare ground at higher elevations. In steppe zones, all habitats were good except dryland agriculture and non-forested habitats.

Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Mammal Volume by Dave Lester
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