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Indiana bat
(Myotis sodalis)
walrus
Description
It is a medium-sized mouse-eared bat. They are dark grey or brown in color and their fur is considered soft. They are distinguished from other, similar bats, by their distinctly keeled calcar, a small cartilage projection from the foot, giving added stability to the wing.
Dimensions
Adult females average from 2.79 to 3.57 inches in length, and average wingspan goes from 9.45 to 10.51 inches and weighs from 0.18 to 0.39 oz. Adult males are a little smaller than females.
Diet
Indiana bats feed on terrestrial and aquatic flying insects. The most common prey items taken by Indiana bats are moths, beetles, and mosquitoes.
Habitat & Range
They inhabit hardwood forests and hardwood-pine forests. They can be found primarily in eastern and Midwestern states and in parts of the south of the United States. Almost half of them hibernate in caves in southern Indiana.
Conservation status
THIS SPECIES IS LISTED AS ENDANGERED

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