The Yuma myotis is easily confused with the little brown myotis when their ranges overlap. Their fur is tipped white and their ears are the same color as their pelage. This bat weighs 4-6 grams and has a wingspan of 9-10 inches (22-26 cm).
The Yuma myotis is distributed across the western United States, into southwestern British Columbia, and into Central Mexico.
Few records of the Yuma myotis have been recorded in northern Utah but they have been seen frequently in southern and southeastern Utah.
Ecology and Behavior
Yuma myotis inhabit arid regions with few trees and are found by open water sources. They feed on beetles, flies, termites, moths, and mayflies.
This bat roosts mostly in cliffs but uses caves, mines, and buildings as maternity colonies. They have single young.
Red dots indicate captures prior to 2009 and yellow dots indicate captures after 2009. The yellow line separates the Great Basin ecoregion on the left from the southern Rockies region on the right.
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