Species Code: MYVO
Breeding Range Map
The Long-legged Myotis is primarily a mountainous coniferous forest bat, but it may occur in the Columbia Basin along watercourses. These bats are usually found along forest edges and among trees. Summer day roosts include buildings, crevices in rock cliffs, fissures in the ground, and under tree bark. Maternity colonies have been found in attics, fissures in the ground, and under tree bark. This bat is one of the few myotis bats that regularly occurs at high elevations in cool, wet, forests. It is relatively tolerant of cool temperatures.
All forested zones were core; steppe zones were peripheral. All forests and water/wetlands (except estuaries) were good habitats; low density development was adequate.
Although this bat is relatively more tolerant of cold temperatures than other myotis bats, it is unknown whether they breed at high elevation.
Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Mammal Volume by Dave Lester
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