Description: The fur
of the southeastern myotis varies in color from brown to gray, to
brownish-orange. The individual hairs are bicolored with the lower
portion being darker than the tips.
Florida roosting preferences:
Colonial. The southeastern myotis is primarily a cave dwelling species,
but also roosts in hollow trees, buildings, bridges, culverts and bat
Insectivorous. Mosquitoes make up a significant portion of the diet
of the southeastern myotis, but they also fed on moths, beetles, crane
flies and other insects. They typically forage over ponds,
streams, lakes and rivers near the waters surface.
Females usually give birth to two pups during the month of May. This
is unusual, since most myotis species give birth to only one pup.
Florida status: Common in
north Florida and the Florida panhandle. Uncommon in the central and
northeastern portions of the state.
Florida range: Found
in north and central Florida, but not south Florida or the Florida Keys.
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